as some of you may know, I am currently in Newfoundland. I am spending some time with my Mom as she undergoes chemotherapy treatment for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma.
She seems to be responding quite well to her treatment and is definitely in good spirits, considering. In fact, she is determined to keep doing everything she has always done....like making a fresh batch of home-made bread when her eldest daughter comes to visit...
Guess what I insisted on having for dinner the night Mom made this? You betcha! I had bread for dinner!!!
Anyways, on October 22nd, I will be joining some friends and co-workers for the Light the Night Walk 2011 in Ottawa, Canada. What is the "Light the Night Walk", you might ask? Well, this excerpt is from their site and offers a brief explanation:
Light The Night Walk: Taking Steps Toward CuresTM
Each year, in communities all across Canada, families, friends, neighbors and teams from local businesses and national companies come together for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) Light The Night Walk events to bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers.
Funds raised by walkers provide:
Lifesaving blood cancer research
Free educational materials and events for patients and their families
Local programs such as Family Support Groups and First Connection, a peer-to-peer counseling program
Comprehensive, personalized assistance through our Information Resource Center
Light The Night Walk events are evenings filled with inspiration. Carrying illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer - thousands of walkers - men, women and children - form a community of caring, bringing light to the dark world of cancer.
Whether you're a cancer survivor, supporting someone who is battling cancer or have lost a loved one, please join us and help Light The Night.
So, if you are able to donate in support of this cause, please just click through this link to the Light the Night Walk 2011
On behalf of those affected by blood cancers, I offer my sincere thanks.