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June 09, 2006

Relay for Life

Since my father and my husband died of cancer, I've given thought to participating in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. I wasn't quite sure if I'd be ready this year, though. Just the thought of being around all of those cancer survivors and family members I thought might be too emotional for me.

But, I guess I'll just have to manage since I'm going to be part of the opening ceremonies for the Austintown Relay for Life. I was contacted a few days ago by a woman who helps coordinate. She called me and said she had an article Danny wrote a few years ago when he worked for the Town Crier about walking in the walk and she wanted to know if it could be read. I had her send me a copy of it because it had been a while and I couldn't remember exactly what it said. (You know, I wanted to make sure it didn't say he was walking to get out of the house and away from his wife for a few hours.) So when I read it yesterday, I called to let her know that it was OK and I'm actually going to read it. I'm going to have to read it out loud a few times this week to make sure I can get through it.

So anyway, if you live around here and have nothing better to do on Friday, June 16 at 6:00 pm (you know you don't), then stop by Fitch High School in Austintown for the big event. Walking begins shortly after that with names of cancer survivors and those being memorialized being read aloud at 9:30. If you can't be there, you can purchase a luminary for just $10 in honor of a cancer survivor or someone you loved who died of cancer.

P.S. When I have more time I'll post Danny's article for you all.

Posted by Stephanie at June 9, 2006 08:37 PM

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