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Friday, May 12, 2006

Luminarias - American Cancer Society Relay for Life 2006

Veteran's Memorial Park
Sierra Vista, AZ



Keith said...

What a wonderful idea, i bet it is a moving spectacle.

the.chronicler said...

It's a nice sentiment. I have attended a relay and it was OK. Believe me, I can can relate to this cause, having lost my mother and my oldest brother to cancer in 1982 and 1983, respectively.

Unfortunately, Relay for Life is an example of "philanthropic leakage" in a local community. The funds go toward a national campaign, and a whopping 33 percent is spent on fund-raising and administration. Yeah, it's a spectacle!

But there are more worthy charities in the community, in which greater percentages of proceeds are spent on the needs; but more important, those dollars are spent right here in our community: Forgach Domestic Crisis Shelter, St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank, Habitat for Humanity, Good Neighbor Alliance’s Samaritan Station, Naco Wellness Clinic, Boys & Girls Clubs, Child & Family Resources, Salvation Army, Volunteer Interfaith Caregiver Program, Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous groups, and many others.

(credit to Patricia Wick, whose tireless efforts in this vein have incited me to speak out on the issue of "philanthropic leakage")

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

Keith, thank you - it is indeed moving.

Chronicler, thank you for the insight. I am truly sorry for the loss of your Mom and your brother. I lost my mother to lung cancer on Mother's Day 2000 (six years ago today, in fact) and my father to prostate cancer on March 18, 2006 - just a few weeks ago, as you know. For my family and I this has been part of the healing process, I believe, and something to be done in their honor and remembrance. Especially for my kids who worked so hard on their luminarias, and really poured their hearts into what they wrote on them. We support all the charities you mention, but at the present time this particular one is something we feel a need to be involved in - sentimental, yes, I suppose so - but necessary for us and for so many other people.

Peggi Meyer Graminski said...

A little more info: From the St. Louis Journal, 5/17/2006: "The American Cancer Society directs 60 percent of the proceeds toward cancer research, prevention and treatment. It uses the remainder for education, advocacy and improving the quality of life for cancer survivors." In my humble opinion, very worthwhile =)