Wilma Daniels making balloon animals.
“You have cancer.” These are three words no one wants to hear. We would rather hear “I love you” or “You’ve lost weight.” Unfortunately many of us have heard the dreaded words.
My shirt says “I’m a survivor! Surgeries 1974, 1998, 2006. This means three times in 36 years.
My history: In 1974 I was diagnosed with cancer of the cervix and had a hysterectomy. In 1998 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. My treatment included a lumpectomy and 33 radiation treatments and then in 2006 I received a Bilateral Mastectomy (both breasts removed).
Many of us have participated in Race for the Cure, Relay for Life and a variety of other walks, luncheons, programs and other events.
Now, Lake Stevens has it’s own Relay for Life. I’m sure you have seen lots of articles (thanks to the Lake Stevens Journal), Pancake breakfasts (thanks to Kiwanis) and contests and if you have seen the color purple you know about the “Paint the Town Purple.”
And now we look forward to the big event on Saturday, May 14 starting at 10 a.m. through Sunday, May 15 at 10 a.m.
Come support the people and the program. Walk the high school track over the 24 hours. Check your calendar and your checkbook and give what you can. Money and time are the best gifts.
Many books, magazines, newspapers, pamphlets and of course the computer provides tons of information. What we need now is a cure for cancer. That’s why we are doing Relay for Life, to raise funds for research, information and getting the news out. Early detection is a real key.
If you are a Survivor join the Survivor Walk and then all of us can do the walk ourselves. Join this time of: HOPE = Helping Others, Positive Event.