Wednesday, June 16, 2010

~ReLaY For LIFE!!~ And an amazing outpouring of support!

Larry's office WEST PASCO FAMILY DENTAL and the staff worked hard to get everything together for us to be part of this amazing event.  We earned almost $4000 dollar for the American Cancer Society.  The team stayed up all night walking and took shifts while they let me sleep up in a trailer.  Amazingly they all looked cheerful and fantastic in the morning...way to go!!  Dr. Frodel and his wife Kim were very generous as well in their efforts and dontations and I can't tell everyone how much this meant to my family and I.  We had friends from all over show up to offer support...and it was perfect! 
These were luminaries that were up in the bleachers...and they had luminaries all around the track with people's names who are battling cancer, or who fought hard in their battle against cancer.  I also got to be recognized as a SURVIVOR at a nice dinner and survivors lap.  A part that meant so much to me was being able to show my girls that they aren't the only ones who have a mommy that is so sick.  They walked with me and I was able to show they ALL the cancer survivors...and I could just see Aana soaking it all in.  It was just an overall wonderful experience!!!

6 comments:

Auna Leigh said...

Oh Shanda! THis is exactly what you needed! Heck, what I've neeed! YOU are HOPE! YOu are amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you for fighting and sharing your story! I love you!

Lexie said...

It brought tears to my eyes to see you looking so beautiful next to Larry & your mom with the caregiver banners. You are doing such an amazing job and are making such a difference. Keep fighting the good fight!

Laurene said...

This definitely made my day! I'm "walking on air"! Gorgeous photos! What a trooper you are!!!

The Person Family said...

Wish we could have been out there to participate!Awesome! Thanks for sharing the article- I thought it was very well done. And thank you for sharing those amazing photos. :) Always praying for you and your family. Love you guys!

MMagic said...

What a great event for you and your family. It is so important that you have so much support.

Love the luminarious! The light of hope shines day and night.

Love Marilyn

Tracey said...

I"m glad it went so well and you had so much support!!! I tried my own version of support that day, I went an ran a 5K in your honor. I told myself that when I got tired and wanted to slow down I would think "team Shanda" and push harder. You inspired me with all you've done and I took second place in the race! You are amazing! I'm glad Aana got to be a part of such a great event and to see so many great survivors!!