Almost all of us have been touched by cancer in some way, so we decided to make a difference by walking and raising money in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event. On June 21-22, 2014 our Full of Life Fitness team camped-out overnight and took turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to help the American Cancer Society in the world’s largest fight against cancer.
Our team took action to help finish the fight. We successfully raised over $1,000 because saving lives from cancer starts with one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time.
The members of our Full of Life Fitness (FOLF) team took turns walking for 24-hours nonstop at Walter Reed Middle School and supported all the walkers with beads they collected on every lap that they walked. Boy, was it a hit!
One FOLF team member, Ronald Ivy, dedicated himself to walking at least 35 miles in the 24-hour period. He greatly surpassed his goal by walking a total of 48 miles from 9:00am on Saturday to 9:00am on Sunday — unbelievable!!
A big thanks goes out to our FOLF Team Captain, Rosa Ramirez, for coordinating all of the relay details and keeping our team up-to-date through the entire process. All in all we are very proud to have participated in such a wonderful event for such a wonderful cause. We’re all looking forward to walking again in 2015!