On April 24, 2009 I had the wonderful opportunity to support the Myrtle Beach Relay for Life program at the Ripken Center in Myrtle Beach, SC. At 7:00 pm I sang the National Anthem with the support of the local NJROTC Colour Guard supporting me! I walked in the opening parade with the multitude of cancer survivors and it made my heart so warm to see that people are beating this dreadful disease. The Cancer Survivors were dressed in their purple t-shirts and I was so happy to see their smiling faces. It was totally amazing! The event had tents set up to raise money for the Relay for Life Teams and at 11:00 pm, America's Teen had a great laugh as I crowned "Miss" Relay for Life, and I do use the term "Miss" loosely!
You see each of the teams had one of the men dress as a woman and rally the teams during the 7 to 11 hours at the event. As I crowned Miss Relay the crowds roared and I thought it was just so much fun!
Earlier in the week on Tuesday, I had a cool job working in Charlotte NC as part of the Verizon Team staying connected while meeting Nascar driver Justin Allgaier. In the commercial I was there filming we yelled, "Go Lil Gator!", which as most of you know was quite easy for me since I am the worlds most obnoxious Florida Gator fan, but that's another blog!!...and of course another "Gator" :)
Let's all keep supporting our favorite charities whether it be fighting cancer, fighting against ALS, or whatever is in your heart to support! Most of all, just find a cause and support it! I am so thankful for my health, for my family, and for the safety that God bestows upon my life each and everyday....and I hope to NEVER take it for grantid!
Til next time,
Laurie Kimsey, America's Teen