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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Relay for Life - Milton (2010)

One of my favorite people and also one of my closest friends, Carianne, takes part in the Relay for Life each year.  This year she wanted to know if any of us wanted to take part, and of course -- you know me I just cannot resist a chance to walk, not to mention support someone I love -- chose (hee hee Franklin Covey) to say yes.

I am so glad I did, what a wonderful event for a disease that affects so many. I used to make a joke, since I am also fund-raising for spina bifida, that Cancer really sucks because whenever I ask for spina bifida donations, people were always saying -- sorry I gave to cancer this year.  Let me tell you I want to slap myself in the face for ever even thinking, let alone saying that out loud after taking part in the Relay for Life.  The amount of families this disease has affected is astronomical and how truly despicable this disease is. It not only affects those who have it, but it also devastates family members of those with the disease.  During the course of the event we heard stories from those in all walks of life. One of the most devastating things I saw that night was a little 3 year old boy walking the survivors walk - it sickens me to see a child so young to have suffered so much.  I also saw a luminary dedicated to a child who only lived two years before Cancer took him.  I really wish I was a writer right now, so I could tell you all about the people we met and the tragedies that some of these people have suffered, but I'm not.

It wasn't just a sad night, it was also a night to celebrate the lives of those who have survived cancer, a night to show those suffering right now that we will not let them suffer alone and we will fight along side them and to kick cancer's ass.

For more information about Relay for life:

Here are some pics of our night

1 comment:

  1. Relay for Life is so much fun! This year was the second time I participated (pics up on my blog!)

    It's scary to see how many people this disease has affected. There's so many fantastic people who participate in these events, it's amazing to see so many people come together with one goal in mind, beating cancer!