Cancer is way too much a part of my life on Newark-Granville Road. I'm supporting a number of efforts that offer support, research and education/awareness about various cancers that come and go from my life.
Ovarian Cancer- fun run/walk on Sept 27- 9 am in Westerville. I will be attending this with my sister in law Ann- if anyone wants to ride over with me- let me know! It will be early- 7 am departure. To register or to learn more visit: http://www.ovariancanceroh.org/
My sister Sarah, is fighting Ovarian Cancer- she's amazing but anything we can do to help others avoid or deal with this disease I'm all for- thanks Ann for this link! To learn more about my sister's journey with cancer visit.....http://updateforsarah.blogspot.com/
My cousin David is a great guy and quite the fighter. He and his family are participating in Light the Night to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphona Society. To learn more about how to support his effort visit http://pages.lightthenight.org/md/SoMD09/Messersmith
A daughter of a dear friend in Baltimore, MD who has supported our family (she is the person I remember coming to take care of me when my sister was born) is participating in Team in Training to raise funds to also benefit The Leukemia & Lymphona Society (LLS). Visit http://pages.teamintraining.org/wch/wchtri09/srobinswea to learn more and contribute.
Leukemia is what my paternal grandmother died of when my father was 8 years old.
And here in Licking County - a lovely new friend battles Colon Cancer. Several people we know, including Stefanie herself, rode in Pelatonia visit pelotonia.org search-chemo cocktail click for the scoop- so darn impressive!! My maternial grandmother died of Colon Cancer when I was in college. There is an amazing event on Sunday, Sept 27th to support Stefanie and family- let me know if you want more details-we're going to have a lot of fun and raise money for travel and other expenses! Hope to see you there!
And finally- we're looking forward to an upcoming event that will raise money for Columubs Children's Hospital Juvienile Cancer Research http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/gd/templates/pages/Giving/GivingLanding.aspx?page=4-
a wonderful boy in Granville is valiently fighting cancer.
If you want to know more about how to support these
licking county friends let me know and I'll put you in touch. It is always a
pleasure to help with a meal or other need they have.
All of these cancer survivors and others set examples for me- I admire and benefit from time and communication with these heros and their families. We do indeed need a world where children don't need to experience chemo directly or to watch their mother, father, aunt, uncle, grandparent or sibling expereince it.
Thanks for sharing- you all have your own stories too- it is everywhere and we can help- things get better daily, there are many wonderful success stories!