relay for life at penn liveblogging

March 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Full Disclosure: The rain started falling pretty hard after midnight, so in order to keep my phone from getting soaked, I stopped liveblogging after the 1:30am update. However, after I got back home I updated the rest of entry for what did happen that night.  Enjoy!

4:00am: Closing Ceremonies.  Allison and Michelle, The Chairs, get on stage and thank everyone for braving out the weather.  Carly, our American Cancer Society representative, tell us that they’re still counting up all of the money, but they’re approximating $130,000 raised!

3:50am: A decision has been made to call Relay early.  The rain continues to fall pretty hard, so we’re packing up and leaving.

2:45am: The rain is continuing to fall, so unfortunately most people have left.  A cappella groups continue to belt out songs while my team plays Apples to Apples in the tent.

1:40am: Billy and I are soundly defeated in Round 1.  The game involved six cups each, and traded off the first three cups, until the other team went on fire and nailed all three of their last cups in a row.  Should I be proud or concerned that my 11-year old brother sank two in a row?

1:30am: Root beer pong tournament begins. Billy and I look to win it all.

12:30am: Rain! Oh no!

11:15pm: Luminaria Ceremony! Cancer survivors share their stories, they turn the stadium lights off, and the luminaria bags spell out ‘HOPE’.  And now they’ve changed the word ‘HOPE’ to the word ‘CURE’.

9:15pm: Survirors Reception. The survivors have gathered to celebrate the evening and enjoy free food courtesy of Maggiano’s.

8:15pm: Opening Ceremonies! The survirors were honored and lead the first lap. Relay has begun!

7:00pm: We’ve made it! People are slowly pouring in and setting up their tents.

6:11pm: Made my way to campus. However, we’ve made a quick detour at Mad4Mex.

5:19pm: Testing out post updating from my phone. All clear, Houston.

5:10pm: Tonight is the 6th Annual Relay For Life at Penn! And what better way to celebrate the event than by liveblogging it? Well, I can think of at least five better ways but oh well. Follow me as I blog the event LIVE as they happen, or better yet, if you’re in the Philadelphia area, come on down to Franklin Field on the University of Pennsylvania campus!

Relay For Life at the University of Pennsylvania
Historic Frankin Field
TONIGHT, March 27 2008 8pm to 8am

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  • 1 Drew // Mar 27, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    You’re pushing on an hour and a half since the last update, leading me to believe that the live blog is the new cake. It is a lie.

  • 2 Drew // Mar 27, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    On second glance, there could be a clock that is out of order.

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