Saturday, April 02, 2011

Relay for Life

Hi all,

I'm doing the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Sacramento on April 16. I signed up two weeks ago, and finally tonight got it together and finished my fundraising page. (I'm still feeling the sleeplessness from a four-week course of steroids that went with radiation.) I'd been thinking about it since I was first in treatment, while I was still in seminary. I went to their website more recently, clicked the "Survivors" tab, and started crying. I also know that if I'm going to do this sort of thing, it needs to be now. I'm capable, mentally and physically competent, and in the lightest course of treatment (oral chemo only) that I've ever had.

Please don't feel pressured to contribute. Your love is enough. But please do feel welcome to. Money raised doesn't go directly to me, but it helps me and many others like me.  You're helping to fund research, and support patients in any number of ways.

You are also welcome (very welcome) to walk the survivors' lap with me. The event begins at 10am at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 6151 H Street, Sacramento.

Thank you. Love to all.

8 comments:

Betsy said...

How great that you are including Relay as part of your journey! I came to this post right after reading a post on another blog about all the teams participating in Relay in my own community. I pray for you to have the strength, inside and out, for the event, and that with each step you'll feel yourself supported by and supporting a great cloud of witnesses.

IT said...

As one who was funded by ACS early in her career, and who now reviews for them and speaks at ACS events, I want to thank you for your courage and activism. Relay always makes me more inspired when I get back to the lab. You are all so brave. I salute you!

it's margaret said...

Thank. You.

Processing Counselor said...

Go girl. Wish I could walk, run, or whatever with you, but, NYC and a slow walker with a cane, sci, you know

Robert P Morrison said...

Kirstin, I'm taking part in our Relay in Albany, Oregon, on the 17th and 18th June. I'll walk for you, if I may! 8 - )

God's blessings!

Jane said...

I've marked my calendar and plan to take my own walk in your honor. I've never met you but appreciate your ministry and journey. I'll be praying for you while I walk.
Jane

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Jane Els said...

Today is Sunday the 17th and I have been thinking about you all weekend. I hope everything went well yesterday and that you will report back to us.
Jane