Cancer Relay for Life – Charlie Daniels Park, Mt. Juliet

May 12, 2012

This was our first time to the Charlie Daniels park here in Mt. Juliet.  We’ve only lived here for a few months and haven’t had a reason to go, until Friday.  It was the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life,” an annual event that has over 4 million participants nationwide!  I don’t think any of us don’t know someone that has been affected by this terrible disease.  Hardly a week goes by that we don’t hear of another person entering that battle for their life, and it is a battle!

Just this past week I learned of another friend (Gabe Lamog) that is off for treatment for the entire summer.  Gabe plays bass at church and has an incredible attitude!  Thank the Lord they caught it early, plus it is a very treatable form of prostate cancer.  I will pray for him every day that it goes well and he is encouraged to stay strong in the fight.  I’m asking all of you to pray for him too, would you do that?  I told him this morning that next year we are walking this together, he told me to count on it!

On your mark...

 

Cue up, "I Will Survive!" (I know it shows my age, but that's OK)

Several of our neighbors here at Del Webb were there either as “survivors” or working to serve a fantastic meal that was provided!  We are really enjoying our new community with so much to do no matter what your interests are!  This was an enjoyable and emotional night for all of us.  The survivor lap and the lap with our caregivers were the first two.  I’ve got to tell you, walking around that lap with Marlene…it was difficult for either one of us to talk.  She was so incredible during the months of my treatment and recovery.  I want to take this opportunity to one more time thank her for all she did and continues to do for me on a daily basis.

I’m already looking forward to next years event and have some ideas of cool things we can do to participate and raise money for the cause of defeating this disease.  If you worked here or anywhere on this event, I just want to say “thank you” for whatever you did.


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