This weekend was the “Relay for Life” in my hometown. My sister Melanie was a team captain for her team. She has worked really hard trying to raise money for her team. She has a real passion this year since our dad almost died from cancer back in February. Melanie wanted all the family there to support dad as he made his survivor lap. It was very moving to see all the cancer survivors proudly walking that victory lap. Another moving part of the event was the luminary service in honor of the survivors and in memory of the ones who lost the battle to cancer. There were so many thousands of bags with a person’s name on it who had been affected by cancer. Each bag was lit and the lights were turned out and as the glow from the bags luminated the park we marched around the track and read the names represented and I for one prayed for the families effected by this horrible disease.
My Dad a Cancer Surviver August 11, 2008