It is just a few short days until the Relay for Life event in Oakdale, CA. As most of you know I am raising money in both states. I truly believe that the money raised should stay in the state where it can benefit each donor the most.
This year marks the $10,000 mark for our family. When Jeanette and I started raising money for cancer research I don't think either of us could have imagined the impact that both cancer and the events that we have participated in would have on us. We started with the O.C. Komen Walk for the Cure as a good way to raise a little money and get some exercise. When we lost our cousin Katie to breast cancer, we needed to do so much more. So, the next year we trained for the 2-day Avon Walk for the Cure. We raised money and walked our behind's off that year. That seems like such a lifetime ago.
Today, we raise money for a cure for all cancers. We do it through the Relay for Life events. The American Cancer Society has given much to our family in support, friendship and guidance when we needed it the most. We are honored to be a part of this event and hope that everyone who has donated to us past and present is as well.
So, this weekend is the first event in California, with the Nebraska event following in mid June. Again, we thank everyone for their support and outpouring of love. Someday we will find a cure so no one every has to hear those terrible words again, "you have cancer."
This year in Oakdale, our family donated the Survivor tent in Mom's honor. The event chair and survivor chair have promised me some photos that I will post as soon as I get them. If you have not had a chance to donate yet and would still like to here is the link Oakdale Relay for Life
Much love to you all!