Saturday was our long-awaited cancer walk. It was AWESOME! Thanks to my great team who braved the cold weather and walked. We made it to the car right as the rain/sleet/snow started at the end of the walk.
We had about 30 people on our team- it was an overwhelming response! I hope this will be a tradition we will continue no matter where we have to come from! There was an amazing response from my friend Andree's family. Her sweet sister even came from Connecticut and walked with us.
The back of our shirts had the names of Cancers survivors and those who lost their battle. Each one was a loved one of one of the walkers.
We each wore a sticker with the name of a person we were walking for. Since Tara couldn't come I put her mom's name on my sticker. The pin is my friend's husband, Jared, who died two years and one day before other walk. Cancer takes so many precious lives seemingly before their times. We don't see Heavenly Father's whole plan, but I hope that through our efforts we can be the means of sparing families this pain so early!
Here are some of my Curves & Weight Watchers friends.
Sidenote: I have been so emotional since the walk. I don't know if there were tender spirits nearby or what, but if you are still looking for a way to help, there is a little boy named Trent who is about to lose his battle with leukemia. You can read his blog and see the amazing spirit and faith of this little boy. All the Chick-Fil-A's did a fundraiser yesterday and they are still collecting money for his family for medical and funeral expenses. If you are looking for a good deed to do, I would recommend you look there!
(As I am typing this the song "Streets of Heaven" came up on my playlist. Now I'm really bawling! I can't see to type, hope this makes sense!)