It is both fundraising and relay. It is a celebration of life and yet it is too hard for some people to be involved. The guests of honor are called â€œFightersâ€?. They are current or previous cancer patients. They are here to be praised. They are here because they are not alone. Participating with a team is a way of showing the Fighters that they are not fighting alone. Walking through day and night is a struggle that we can only manage together. We lift the burden together because that way it is a little easier. We give one day of our lives to those who may not have many left and we do it to show that we care and that we are there for them. What I like most about the experience is all of its elements. It is a fundraising but it is not the most important thing. The Fighters are guests of honor but you do not need to be or know a Fighter to be there.
Nektarina (S)pace June 2013 Issue