Relay For Life of Wayne County NC

# 21 Hope Floats NC

We are making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Wayne County NC

We are about to embark on a very arduous journey. A journey that will test the limits of our physical and mental abilities. We will face uncertainty and we may even question our faith. Each day will present obstacles that we never imagined we would encounter and we will sometimes struggle to overcome them. We will end the day completely exhausted and labor to our feet to meet the challenge of another. ...

As we agonize to make it through each day, we will sometimes have to battle alone, but never too far away will be others who are making their own journey suffering the same kinds of pain. We may feel like giving up, but that is when we dig in deep and make a stand. We will reach out to family, friends and complete strangers, for support and words of encouragement. They will be our comfort when we think we have no other.

In the end how hard we fight may not determine if we survive and complete this journey, some things are just out of our hands and must be left to the mercy of a higher power. With all the advances in modern medicine, sometimes the only medicine that works is hope.

This is the peril of each person that is diagnosed with cancer. April 7th through the14th Team Hope Floats NC will be kayaking 208 miles from Raleigh to Oriental, NC. An 8 day journey along the Neuse River in Eastern North Carolina. The trials and tribulations we will encounter on the trip we are undertaking pale in comparison. As we take this journey together, we will never lose sight of why we are making it. We are paddling to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. We are paddling to remember loved ones lost. We are paddling to fight back against the disease. We are paddling to give HOPE!

On April 7th you can follow our journey at hopefloatsnc.com. We will have a live map you can follow, send words of encouragement, and see pictures taken during the journey. Please support us in our efforts by joining our team or making a donation. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone!

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# 21 Hope Floats NC

we’ve raised $1,285
Our Goal $30,000.00
179Days Left
#5 out of 22 Teams

Our Event


Why We Relay

We are making a difference by teaming up to participate in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life of Wayne County NC

We are about to embark on a very arduous journey. A journey that will test the limits of our physical and mental abilities. We will face uncertainty and we may even question our faith. Each day will present obstacles that we never imagined we would encounter and we will sometimes struggle to overcome them. We will end the day completely exhausted and labor to our feet to meet the challenge of another. ...

As we agonize to make it through each day, we will sometimes have to battle alone, but never too far away will be others who are making their own journey suffering the same kinds of pain. We may feel like giving up, but that is when we dig in deep and make a stand. We will reach out to family, friends and complete strangers, for support and words of encouragement. They will be our comfort when we think we have no other.

In the end how hard we fight may not determine if we survive and complete this journey, some things are just out of our hands and must be left to the mercy of a higher power. With all the advances in modern medicine, sometimes the only medicine that works is hope.

This is the peril of each person that is diagnosed with cancer. April 7th through the14th Team Hope Floats NC will be kayaking 208 miles from Raleigh to Oriental, NC. An 8 day journey along the Neuse River in Eastern North Carolina. The trials and tribulations we will encounter on the trip we are undertaking pale in comparison. As we take this journey together, we will never lose sight of why we are making it. We are paddling to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer. We are paddling to remember loved ones lost. We are paddling to fight back against the disease. We are paddling to give HOPE!

On April 7th you can follow our journey at hopefloatsnc.com. We will have a live map you can follow, send words of encouragement, and see pictures taken during the journey. Please support us in our efforts by joining our team or making a donation. The impact we can make together is much greater than what any of us could do alone!

Team Members

Name Amount Donate

Thank You Donors

  1. FromAmount
Top Donors
  1. Angi Strong$150
  2. Anonymous$100
  3. Barbara Jones$200
  4. Cathy Sinclair$50
  5. Charles Horton$200
  6. Charles Kilgore$50
  7. Craig A Engler$25
  8. Dr. Robert Dale Brown PhD$100
  9. John Strong$150
  10. Kim McColman$25
  11. Madora Davis$60
  12. Nathan Tilley$25
  13. Tim Simkins$100
  14. Wendy P Taylor$50
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When Communities Come Together

The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Donations are used to fund life-saving cancer research, patient support services, prevention and education information, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year is helping make a difference.

$406 million

Funding potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

1.2+ million

Calls and chats from patients/caregivers seeking info and support.

456 thousand

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge®.