In four days... on Friday, July 22, 2011... people will walk.
They will walk for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
They will walk in the hopes of finding a cure.
They will walk to keep the treasured memory of a loved one lost alive.
They will walk because it is them.
They will walk because it could be them.
They will walk and laugh.
They will walk and shed tears.
Some will talk and giggle and talk some more while they walk.
Others will walk with steps full of courage yet heavy with fear because they don't know what their tomorrow brings.
Some will hold hands.
Others will walk alone.
Some will walk amongst the heightened excitement; when music and laughter and the enticement of food dance along.
Some will walk in the dark, quiet hours... where dreams of the future and whispers of the past mingle together.
Others will walk as the sun also rises, accepting her smile as a reminder that there is hope in every second of every day.
They walk because they believe we are so close to finding a cure.
They walk because they refuse to let this disease take control.
They walk to raise funds for research, advocacy and patient support programs.
They walk because how could they not?
To date, we have collected over $260 just 99 cents at a time.
But can you do more?
Look around your office... collect just 99 cents from each of your co-workers.
Go through your Christmas Card recipient list... collect just 99 cents from each family.
Have your friends over for game night... ask each person to bring just 99 cents.
Walk up and down the street you live on... ask each family to donate just 99 cents.
The cure is out there... it's just waiting for us to find it.
To donate, please use the donate button on the right side of this blog post.
All proceeds will go to the Walworth County Cloggers' 2011 Relay For Life Team to benefit the American Cancer Society.