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Walk for Local Cancer Center

Saturday, April 18, 2009

A few weeks ago a local team member wanted to surprise her mom with some family support for this walk and the local Spark team said they would walk with her. I went to the Cancer center to purchase my Balloon and that is when I realized. I should be walking this walk, how many times have I been in this facility because of a family member? Our first visit there was do to the brain cancer my Mom had in 2001 and we went back when Jack’s dad had bladder cancer in 2007. We never needed the centers help with Maddie because it was bigger than they could handle, though she is a Cancer survivor. So with this history I said “I am walking for all of them.”

Tonight was the Walk for the local Cancer Center

Planning the next walk

Our Local SP Team and Family members

Community Aglow is a lighted balloon walk in support of cancer patients, their families and the Cancer Center's regional cancer support services. 100% of funds raised stay in our local community. This inaugural event is dedicated to those community members whose efforts and determination help build the Tri-Cities Cancer Center 15 years ago.

Getting ready for the walk

This is the Message Stacey sent out….. This is really short notice for some of you "planners" (including myself), but the TCCC is having a fundraiser on Friday, April 17th. It's a 1 mile walk at 6:30pm and it's called "Community Aglow." If you don't want to walk, you can support by buying balloons for $20.00 each in the name of who you're walking for - in memory of/honor of. I'm starting a "team." Right now my team is purely my son, daughter and I!
Thanks for your support!
- Stacey
(walking for my mom, Barb - Lung Cancer)

I thought we were towards the end of the crowd

I held this with pride, When I saw the poster of Cooper Larson my Heart sank. I sat there for a moment and said what do I say? I guess it brought forth the fear I kept put away.
Well all I did was to walk towards the people and gave them a HUG, my eyes swelled with tears as I said "I am SO SORRY" Then another HUG. I followed Coopers Journey through Caringbridge, Cooper is in Heaven Now with our Heavenly Father.

It was amazing, the support and the amount of people who showed up for the walk. I truly was happy to see the Support from our Local Spark Team..

Around 350 participated in Community Aglow, a lighted balloon walk to celebrate Tri-Cities Cancer Center's 15th anniversary on April 17, 2009 at Columbia Park in Kennewick.
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    Becki- I so wish i could have joined you all on the walk! Thank you for sharing all you photos and the link to the photos the herald took. It looks like there was a great turn out for the event- I'm glad to hear it's annual, that was something i was wondering, I'm definitely joining in on the walk the next time around
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    3234 days ago
    What a fabulous walk Becki! :)
    3234 days ago
    What a moving experience the walk must have been for you. I came across Cooper's memorial on the "Lifted Up" website and my heart just broke for all the families dealing with cancer in their children. Wish I could just envelope you all in a huge embrace and take all the pain and suffering away. Guess I'll have to leave that to God.

    3235 days ago
    What a great experience! Thanks for sharing it. Those first few minutes when the walk begins are always so emotional. Please know we are ALL with you every day!
    3235 days ago
    It looks like it was a very supportive time for all involved!! loved the pictures telling the story and Miss Maddies banner!! Hugs~~~ Jen emoticon
    3235 days ago
    Wan't that awesome tonight? I loved it! Thanks so much for coming. And to J for all the picts!
    3235 days ago
    Oh, I'm so glad to see the Sparkers exercising as they support this great cause. One of these times I'll make it!
    3235 days ago
  • JAMJ59
    It does the heart good to be able to participate in something in honor/memory of someone we love. God bless...
    3235 days ago
    This is awesome, Becki, and let me tell you...YOU ARE LOOKING GREAT! THE WEIGHT IS REALLY COMING OFF!

    Love and Blessings,
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    3235 days ago
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