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posted 6/14/2007 9:15:37 AM |
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As a lot of you know, I'm a cancer survivor.....My Mother (42) wasn't quite that lucky. One of my very best friends is also a cancer survivor.Another best friends daughter in law, (23) and her grandson (4) weren't that lucky either.
Cancer doesn't pick and choose, it doesn't discriminate by age, race, gender or anything else. It'll take anyone it can get. And too many times it still wins.

Friday night, June 15th is the annual Relay For Life, around here.Hundreds of people get together in honor of those who survived cancer and those who lost their lives to it. It is also to raise money for cancer research and to help cancer patients in different ways.It's held at a high school where there is a track, and there are various teams. For 24 hours there has to be at least one person from each team on that track at all times.Many people stay the whole 24 hours. Some stop to show their support and respect.There are games, fun, laughter and tears.

From 10pm until 11pm, there are luminaries all around the track, and every other light goes out as a list of those we've lost and those who survived is read aloud.

So, I'm asking that between 10pm -11pm this Friday night, if you can remember, that everyone take 30 seconds of silence in honor of those that have lost that battle, and those who won it. Unfortunately it seems that just about everyone has been affected by or knows someone who has been affected by cancer, in some way. It's just 30 seconds...but it's up to you.

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Jun 14 @ 9:34AM  
Bows head in respect...

Jun 14 @ 10:04AM  
You can count me in on that one sugar. I have lost both my Grandmothers to cancer and my Dad has had a kidney removed that was cancerous and cancer of the prostate. I am so glad that you are a survivor.

Jun 14 @ 10:06AM  
Will do.

Jun 14 @ 10:24AM  
Very Good Blog, Treas. Cancer is a horrible thing, I watched my father die of it, I watched my brother-n-law (who was my best friend in the world) die from it. Cancer doesnt just take lives it takes families. What i once has was a close family who now barely speaks to each other. THank you for letting me know about the relay for life.

Jun 14 @ 11:07AM  
Our relay for life was a couple of weeks ago. It was a hugh success.

Jun 14 @ 11:23AM  
My mom is a cancer survivor, but I've lost a grandfather, 2 cousins and a great aunt due to cancer. I will most certainly take that time on Friday.

Jun 14 @ 11:30AM  
I tried to comment a while ago, but my all to reliable ISP was not
too reliable! Been on the phone with tech support, and I'm back up now.
A nice and compassionate blog Trease! Cancer runs in my family.
My Mother is going to have surgery in less than 2 weeks for colon cancer.
My Dad had bone cancer years ago. He was at stage 4. Given only 6 months
to live. He went through radiation therapy, and the whole 9 yards.
He survived it, and is still with us today. I thank God for that!
He's having eye surgery tomorrow. Poor guy! I love him so much!
Thanks for the reminder for the Relay For Life.
My hopes and prayers will be with all who have to deal with this thing.
I will give more than just 30 seconds. My Grandma and Grandpa died
from cancer. They deserve more than 30 seconds of my time.
Trust me, on Friday night, from 10 to 11, my head will bow to honor all of those who have been afflicted by this terrible disease.
Thank you for sharing that Tre! Love ya! David

Jun 14 @ 12:48PM  
I've lost my grandmother, stepfather, an aunt and two of my Judges that I worked for and cared deeply about to cancer. Each year my office supports the Relay for Life, it is held here locally at Big Surf Waterpark, with a large track lit by the luminaries. It kicks off with the survivor's walk and continues throughout the night. We also have poker runs both bike and boat and an annual hogroast and picnic to raise funds. This year we had an extra hog donated and so we are raffling it off as well. Every single cent counts, I can't stress this enough that this is a cause that needs everyone's support! The cure must be found!

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