Two weeks from today, on Saturday, October 30, a large group of friends and neighbors in Destin, Florida, will take a long walk which will make history---the history of helping people battling breast cancer, through early detection and treatment and therapy, and with counseling and support. The history will be in research and medicines, in doctors and scientists, in caring care-givers and in care.
A history of helping a young mother, or an older friend, or a sister or an aunt---just ONE person helped, or eased, or cured, is worth the sweat and the TIRED of the long walk, and many, many of the walkers HAVE been helped in their battle with breast cancer. Many have recovered; some are in the first months of their treatment, and some are soldiering on, still bravely fighting the fight with grace and courage.
I wish I could be there. I’d put on my walking shoes and get right out there in the group, marching together for a CURE. I have a sister, two daughters, three daughters-in-love, three grand-daughters, a great-grand-daughter, a sister-in-law, a mother-in-law, eight nieces, and five girl cousins, as well as dear friends whose warm personas and close friendships I cannot even think of being without. I love and care about each and every one, and this walk could very well save the life of any one of my own Dearies.
The Team that I know personally is Team Davenport, led by just a beachkat’s Kat Davenport. She has been a Survivor for several years, and is a staunch proponent and supporter of the Walk. (click) SHE WALKS FOR LIFE.
Do go and have a look at the plans for the Walk, and if you’d care to contribute from far away, just click on the little pink thermometer---it takes only a moment, and as few clicks and letters as it would if you were just making a “comment.”
And while you’re there, DO listen to the song---It’s Melissa Etheridge, with a story of courage and survival, and the will to Run for Life.
Brava to every single person who puts shoe to path, or hand to purse, who hands out water, or band-aids or assistance, or who helps another along on the journey. The blessing will spread a thousandfold, and we can all be someone’s angel unaware.