building community at the Relay for Life

“When you’re sick, the best thing to do is build a community and the best way to do that is to have something to build it around…glassybaby is an object but it’s also a community that we all love and share.” – Lee Rhodes, glassybaby founder.

This photo of Debra, Kristine and Lee was taken at the 2003 Relay for Life in Greenlake, Seattle, Washington. We look a little blurry… in part because of the photo, but mostly because we were walking all night for a great cause.  It was a little chilly and rainy, very Seattle. As the day faded into night we lit the colors greenlake, grass, and happiness by our tent, they stood as beacons of hope and a welcoming light each time we did another lap around the track. I like the way we’re leaning into Kristine, she’s skinny and she gets cold, so we have to watch out for her. x Debra