Sunday, June 20, 2010

Relay For Life

Ethan wanted to participate in Relay for Life. He loves to run and had so much fun doing the 5K for Jonah last month that he wanted to do Relay for Life. His Mimi is a cancer survivor so he wanted to walk in her honor. He raised $240 and was so excited to get on the track. He said to me the other day "I know this is for cancer but can I walk for Jonah too?" I told him he could walk for anyone he wanted. What a sweet soul he has!
 Whitney and BJ went with him and the girls and I cheered them all on. They did four miles in their hour, not too bad when you are only eleven. The three of them are planning to do the Bexley 5K on July 4th. I am so glad to see Ethan enjoying himself! He is a pretty athletic child and prefers independent sports over teams so all this running is fitting a nice niche with him.

Ethan - I am really proud of you taking the initiative and joining the cause. You did a fabulous job raising money and what a great night with your aunt and uncle. What a special week you have had while Kyle has
been gone. You will have as much to share with him as he does with you!

There was some sprinting going on, Ethan was in the lead and then BJ, not sure what Whitney was doing. She must be getting...old!

The girls were so patient watching. Of course it probably helped that they were so tired from swimming all afternoon!


Gretchen said...

What a beautiful evening for a wonderful cause!! You guys did great!

Whitney said...

Ahem, as your son pointed out, "I'm 11; I have energy." I am not 11, but I don't think that makes me OLD. And BJ's legs are longer than mine so of course he's going to win at sprints. Easy to throw stones from THE BLEACHERS. In any case, we had a great time working our way around the track with the world's cutest Relay For Life fundraiser. Go, Ethan!