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I am Going to Walk Relay for Life

Friday, May 29, 2009

I have signed up to walk in the relay for life this June 12 - 13, My mom Donella died of a brain cancer called Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) in 2001 she was only 60 years young when we lost her.

My Granddaughter Maddie has Acute myelogenous leukemia, or AML. AML affects both children and adults. She has had Chemotherapy & Radiation Treatments and a Bone Marrow transplant. Maddie (thank you Jesus) is in remission. Maddie is now 18 months old and my Hero

She loves to eat, she just isn't gaining weight

This year, hundreds of thousands of people will hear the words "You have cancer", and there's a good chance that some of them will be people we know and love. We have all been touched by cancer in some way ... and we all have the power to make a difference. That's why I have chosen to fight back right here in my own community by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For LifeŽ of the Columbia River at the Southridge High track on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th.

I want to invite you to join me in the fight against cancer by making a donation in support of my efforts. Further down in this message is a link to my personal Relay For LifeŽ web page where you can make an online contribution. Every amount, no matter how small, makes a difference and provides hope. You can also sign up to join my team and learn more about Relay and how it's changing lives.

Relay For LifeŽ brings more than 3.5 million people from across the country together each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much. This fun-filled, overnight event empowers everyone to help fight cancer by raising money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission.

Thank you in advance for your support. Together, we will celebrate, remember, and fight back.

Our Local Spark TEAM has joined this effort as a team, as we visit we find that we have many members who lost Family do to Cancer, are dealing with Cancer, are survivors of cancer or have family members who are dealing with cancer or have family members in remission from cancer.

You can click this link to see my page

This link will take you to my Local Spark TEAM page

Thank you for stopping by and For your Support for this Wonderful Cause
God Bless you and have a Wonderful Day

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RSSSLHB 6/15/2009 12:17PM

    Thank you Becki for walking your mom and you did a great job. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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NAVYMOM133 5/31/2009 8:27AM

    I wish I was walking with you, too!! BUT!! Jen, Cathy and I are doing "Race for the Cure", a huge ACS event in Hartford next weekend!

Getting healthy and helping others, yup yup!!

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STACEYSGETNFIT 5/29/2009 11:32PM

*sniff* I really wish I was walking with you guys! I know that I need to be with Jig in Spokane, but my heart will be torn in two - two different locations!

I will be supporting by buying a luminara, of course. Look for it this weekend to come through the online page.

Love this blog - hits me at the heart.
God bless all the walkers and I'll pray for you all!

Hugs and love,

P.S. Maddie is my hero too!

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WIXNWAX 5/29/2009 3:12PM

    Good for you, Becki! Your mother was so beautiful! How tall was she? She looked short, which I like short!!! (I'm or was 5'3", don't know if I've shrunk or not because I haven't measured!) I am proud of you and your team! I am a big supporter of the American Cancer Society. I have lost several good friends to cancer and the best friend I ever had to it also. Thank God that the name of Jesus is above every name including cancer! I am proud of you and your team!

Love and Blessings,
Judy emoticon emoticon

PS Maddie HAD not has Acute myelogenous leukemia!

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NANCY-GIRL 5/29/2009 1:29PM

    Becki - I lost my dad to lung cancer in 1991.
Yesterday I saw his face in mine & I realized, 18 yrs later, that I still miss him.
Thank you for doing this!

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