Relay For Life West Bloomfield 2014 was another successful and meaningful day for Team Frameable Faces! This year we set out with a goal of raising at least $1500 to fight cancer and we are happy to say we reached our goal!
Our friend and member of our team Kelly Taylor who manages the Orchard Mall joined our family for the team lap at the beginning of the day in the photo above.
This year’s theme for Relay was “Relaywood” and every team had a movie theme. If you follow our blog you may know based on this post we are big fans of Pulp Fiction so that’s what we chose. Our tag line was “Cancer’s Dead, Baby. Cancer’s Dead” (as opposed to Zed). We had Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase at our tent which may or may not have contained the cure for cancer. It’s still a mystery what’s in that briefcase… We were also joined by Saundra Hood who generously donated her time for massages at a dollar per minute. In the film a gangster who went by “Tony Rocky Horror” was tossed over a 4th floor balcony for allegedly giving Mia Wallace a foot massage so we stayed away from foot massages just to be careful – haha! We also may not have had any Big Kahuna Burgers or 5 dollar shakes but we did have a Jack Rabbit Slim’s dance contest – here is a vine of our winners – the Freedlands!
Highlights of Jack Rabbit Slim's dance contest at the Frameable Faces/Pulp Fiction tent at Relay For Life!
Here’s a photo of our tent and you can see our Pulp Fiction sign along with our Jack Rabbit Slim’s sign and Marsellus Wallace’s briefcase.
Every team also has a type of cancer they focus on and each type is associated with a color. Here is our poster for pancreatic cancer with the color purple and in keeping with the “Relaywood” theme that’s Patrick Swayze on our poster who died from pancreatic cancer.
Lots of our peeps stopped by throughout the day including our fabulous event photographer Angela, and one particularly special moment for us was when we had one of our spokesmodels from each of the last three classes at our tent at the same time! From left to right below Rachel Morof from the upcoming class of 2015, Erin Ben Moche from the just-graduated class of 2014 and Sierra Stone from last year’s class of 2013!
Here is a collage of the day we posted on Instagram.
Ally and I have been touched by this awful disease with too many family members and an increasing number of friends – my Grandpa “Louie” Ackman, my Godfather Al Goldstein and Ally’s Grandma Reva Levine all were taken from us by different forms of cancer and here is a close up of the photo in the collage with luminaria bags now representing four of my former teammates at Michigan who are all gone way too soon. That number is just way too high….
So as I said it was a memorable, meaningful, and emotional day at the Relay For Life West Bloomfield 2014. But the weather was perfect and we had a lot of fun too. We hope to see you next year at the 2015 Relay to help FINISH THE FIGHT!