Race for Life
Sunday, May 13, 2007
I took part in the Race for Life this morning. I had no idea that I would be effected the way that I was. It was my first time doing it and I thought that it would be great fun-a chance to get out and walk for a good cause. I was really surprised by how emotional I was during the event. We all wore badges on the backs of our shirts where we listed who we were walking for or why and I was really moved. I had not stopped to consider just how many people were effected by Cancer. I was especially saddened by those who has lost children to the disease. There was a point when one of the speakers said "I would just like you to look at the people standing to the right of you, and now the left. Because one in three of you will need the funds that we are raising here today." 1 in 3. I was stood beside two women who I really love deeply and the thought of any of us suffering-or possibly losing our lives- just made me feel terrible. All the more reason to continue to fight for my health. I feel incredibly thankful today for this site. It might just be saving lives.