Thursday, April 2, 2015

Relay for Life, 2015

The Kauth family participated again this year in Pierce County Wisconsin's Relay for Life. 2015 had another good turnout.

Julia had company on the survivor's walk, neighbor and fellow cancer survivor, Lee.

It's very touching to see people cheering everyone on and to see Julia take it all in.

Luminarias are made to remember friends and family lost to cancer and in honor of those who've survived. We collectively made a few to add to the hundreds of others around the track.

We put Julia's Luminaria and one we made for Carina together. Carina was a friend Julia had met in the hospital while they were both undergoing treatment.

Finn and a friend shared some music.

The kids can act civil to each other at times...

...and put on a good show of sibling love too.

We grabbed a family picture before the kids took a ride around the track on a stretcher pushed by the EMTs on site.

Julia used the 80's theme to try out a new hair style.

Last year Julia lost out on the silent auction to win a giant stuffed horse. This year was her year - and she was thrilled to have her two new pals join her family.

Both kids stayed all night this year. I did make them lay down for a few hours and rest though.