Relay for Life event tonight!!!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Tonight is the Relay for Life event for our area. Tonight, we remember those that we have lost to the battle of cancer. Tonight we also celebrate those that have won the battle with cancer....we call them SURVIVORS. As captain of our team....Talkin Till Dawn (catchy, heh?) I am so proud that I get to walk with my mother. She was diagnosed with Breast cancer in October 2004 and is a Survivor. I can only imagine the emotions I will have tonight as I walk hand in hand with my mother and my daughter and think about how lucky I am to have both of them in my life. I have thought a lot about this even this week along with my struggles with weight. I know that they are not even remotely close to being the same thing.....but one thing that is true is that we can all take control of our bodies and do what is best for ourselves. Today I got on the scale and lost 3 more pounds, which brings my total weight loss to 4 pounds since I have "rejoined" SP in the past two weeks. I feel like such a warrior! I am taking control of my health and my body and in return am becoming healthy. I pray that I never have to endure the fight with cancer, but if I do, I want to be in control of my body so that I can give the beast of cancer my best fight. I feel so empowered this week with my weight loss, the way I feel, and taking on the challenge of being captain of our Relay team. I encourage everyone to look into their local Relay For Life events and become involved. Everyone's lives are touched in someway with cancer and we need to find a way to come up with a cure. Life is so precious and we shouldn't spend any time regretting, only enjoying all of the gifts that God gave us.
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    You ARE a warrior! Keep up the great work on SparkPeople!

    Congratulations on doing the Relay For Life! My mother was one of those remembered at ours..we lost her to cancer 13 years ago, next month. I wish your mother continued success in her fight!
    3637 days ago
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