Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A couple Sundays ago Patty and I went down to Langford to meet up with Mary and Gwen. We then drove over to the university where they were holding a walk to support the fight against breast cancer. There are a few people in our lives who have either gone through this battle or are just starting their battle against breast cancer. Cancer is getting all too common in our lives and someone has to do something to stop this. A few years ago everyone knew someone that had been touched in one way or another by cancer. Today almost everyone you talk to has a close friend or relative that is battling, has beaten or has lost a battle against some form of cancer.My only pet peeve is that every week there is a fund raiser for one type of cancer or another. I think they need to start pooling the money and get this thing done! There should be money to help find a cure for cancer and then some money to help the families going through cancer. I have to say that the people in the cancer clinic dad was dealing with were very good. Not everyone has heard about it or they don't have coverage to help them. Just recently I heard about the clinic on the island to help men with prostate cancer and what they are doing to get the word out about early detection because that is the best way to win the battle is to get it discovered as early as possible. I raised money for them as well this past summer. I know in these times it's difficult to support all these events and even I am going through a cash flow crunch and won't be able to do much money wise for them but you can volunteer to help out at the events they run.

Well that's my soapbox speech for today and I know most people understand this and have helped out sponsoring me and others. I just had to do my small part to make people aware of this.

Some of the pictures are not as clear as I would have liked but I was using my small pocket camera and we were always moving with the crowd.


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