Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Kick Cancer Day

Some days are cancer days. Days it seems everyone you know is being diagnosed with cancer. Days when those battling cancer seem to be losing their grip. Days when you want to crawl into bed, pull the covers over your head and hope to God you never hear the word cancer again.

You can't seem to get the images of hairless children and scared parents out of your head. You don't want to read about how one mommy has created these amazing memory books so that her children can remember her when she's gone.

Then there are Kick Cancer Days. Those are the days you vow to knock cancer back into its place. Those are the days you're full of strength and energy and even a little bit of anger because how dare you interupt our lives. You go running from room to room, stopping every person you see to tell them together we can do this! Together we make make a difference! Together we are unstoppable!

Today is a Kick Cancer Day.

I was thinking about how there are 129 descendents of my grandfather, Henry Sterken. My grandpa died of cancer. And if each relative donated just 99 cents....

I was thinking about all the people lined up along the lakeshore to watch the fireworks display last Saturday night. All those people. Hundreds of them. If they all donated just 99 cents....

But I have to start with one. One donation. Just 99 cents....

I attempted to create a donation page for anyone wishing to donate. (I'm sure hoping I did it correctly.) It's supposed to be linked right up with the Relay for Life team and should be a cinch to donate to. There's also the little PayPal button on the right hand side of this page if you'd like to go that route.

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