Sunday, February 27, 2011
2011 Relay For Life
I went to my first captain's meeting last week for the 2011 Relay For Life. It wasn't until I walked through the front door, that I actually stopped to think about what I was actually doing. I sat down in the front row and the first person began to speak. She talked about some of the other things the ACS does, besides fund research. The first thing she mentioned was the Road to Recovery program. They need volunteers to pick up cancer patients who are not able to drive themselves to treatment. That's all it took for my tears to start flowing. Someday, I will volunteer for that program...but I'm not strong enough yet. I gathered myself as I learned about the "Look Good, Feel Better" program where local cosmetologists donate their time to help instruct chemo patients on how to apply makeup, wigs and eyebrows. But I was still a little teary, thinking about my brave Auntie Karen who went through everything those ladies were talking about. However, as I looked at the empty chair to my right and the empty chair on on my left...I thought I might have to get up and leave. SHE should be sitting next to me. SHE should be preparing for the survivors walk. I became overwhelmed. Crap. More tears. I miss her so much. What am I doing? Am I ready to be the captain of this team? Will I be able to do it justice? Will I make her proud with my efforts? I don't know. I will tell you what I DO know. I can't do this alone. I need YOUR help. I want to be the best...in honor of the best. Click HERE and it will take you to my page. You have the option to donate or join my team. I would LOVE to have a huge team this year. I also know we have A LOT of visitors on this blog who live far away. Either way...come support our team!!!