It brings light into the dark
to take away the question mark.
Giving plans to overcome the fear,
make burdens lighter, and provide good cheer.
Giving participants a chance to work as one;
helping one another until the disease is done.
Working together within a community
to find a cure and ease anxiety.
New medications give hope; a spouse adds love,
a family gives support, and there is help from above.
There are times when the battle is not won
But it still means a ton.
Because of the good things
like hope and unity which Relay brings.
Fighting against a malady
through this great charity.
By Mark Shields – © 04-30-2014