Gallery Link Page for:
The Relay For Life - Cancer Walk
For The American Cancer Society
Champlain Valley Exposition
Essex Junction, Vermont
Annually in June
Using the links below you can view the final images from Ayer Photography from the event. From the image gallery,
you will also be able to order prints, enlargements, canvas wraps, and a variety of photo merchandise.
Note that $1.00 of every purchase is sent back to the American Cancer Society as a donation in your
To enter the image gallery for the 2009 Relay For Life, click on the following link:
To review the photos from the Relay For Life from prior years, click on the following link:
To contact us for more information or to ask us a question click on the following link:
For more information about the Relay For Life or Cancer click on the following link:
What Is Relay?
The Spirit of Relay
At its core, Relay For Life is a fundraising overnight
walk-a-thon to benefit the American Cancer Society. But, as those who have participated in Relays in the
past will tell you, it is much more than that.
It is a fun event that brings a community together.
It inspires hope in those who participate.
It allows us to remember and honor those we have lost
It also allows us to celebrate those who have survived
their battles with cancer while raising money to help put an end to this disease.
The Purpose of Relay
Relay For Life is an opportunity for individuals and
communities to actively support the mission of the American Cancer Society.
The Day of Relay
As Relay begins, participants pitch tents and get their
campsites set up for the night ahead. Meanwhile, cancer survivors are treated to a Survivor Reception complete with food and
entertainment donated by members of the community.
Relay officially begins with the Opening Ceremony, highlighted
by a speech by a local cancer survivor. Then, Relay gets underway with the Survivor / Caregiver Lap - cancer survivors walk
the track while the rest of the participants cheer them on. This is followed by a "parade of teams" lap and Relay is
officially under way!
For the next 12 hours, team members take turns walking
laps, making sure that at least one member from each team is on the track at all times. New friends are made and old friends
are visited while music and other entertainment keeps the walkers going.
At nightfall, the crowd gathers once again for the Luminaria
Ceremony. Candles are placed in bags around the track, each one bearing the name of someone who has been affected by cancer
- in honor of those who have survived, and in memory of those we have lost.
In the end, Relay For Life is not something you can
read or even hear about - it's something that you experience.
Ayer Photography Support For Relay For Life
Ayer Photography of Vermont has supported the Chittenden County Relay For Life since