The athletes are trained.
The spectators have their cheers down pat.
There isn’t a pink t-shirt left to be had in the Windy City.
It happens this weekend, June 1-2. Participants will start and end at Soldier Field. In between, they’ll tour the great city of Chicago, walking many miles to raise funds for breast cancer research.
My cousin Moe will be there with bells on. Well, I’m not sure about the bells, but there’s sure to be a catchy theme outfit involved. I told you about her last year, when she and her daughter Megan walked. They fund-raised their heads off so that this year, the entire family could participate; Moe, her husband Paul and their 3 daughters.
Moe’s a 9 year breast cancer survivor. Unfortunately,the cancer returned soon after last year’s walk. Although her body isn’t up to walking the whole route this time, her spirit will be running; flying through the course with her family like the champ she is.
A blogging friend, Susie at Susie Lindau’s Wild Ride, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. She announced it in typical Susie fashion; with honesty and humor. Susie will undergo a double mastectomy today. Please join with me in sending prayers and good wishes her way for a successful operation and a smooth recovery.
My sister Mary Kay is a survivor – it was stage 1 and she’s doing fine now, thank God. (My sister Lib is holding her own against a brain tumor, but that’s a cancer for another day.)
I’m sure you know someone who has been affected by breast cancer. If you can afford to do so, go to the Avon website and donate. Or participate in a walk near you – they’re being held all over the country.
For everyone who is fighting this scourge, join with me now and raise your voice in a battle cry: CANCER, YOU CAN KISS MY ASS!