Friday, June 3, 2011

Relay For Life 2011


So if you know me, you know I am a breast cancer survivor.  This evening (today happens to be my husband's birthday also-happy birthday baby!) I walked in my 6th Survivor Walk in the Relay For Life, which also marks the month of my 6th year of surviving breast cancer.  The Survivor reception was very nice.  We got ziti in a tomato sauce sprinkled with parmesan cheese, ceasar salad, and garlic bread for dinner and had a choice of dessert.  And our survivor speaker told us of her journey 20 years ago, fighting ovarian cancer.  Every year our t-shirts purple, however this year our t-shirts were sponsored by the American Cancer and their "Happy Birthday" campaign.  I am sure you have seen those commercials where they are singing "Happy Birthday" to all us survivors.  Every time I hear one of those commercials, I smile even though getting older is not the most thrilling thing with body parts just not quite the same as they were once upon a time..........lol!  However every birthday is a gift and every day a joy, even the bad ones.  So no matter the aches and the pains and no matter the frustations in every day life, each day is a gift.  Each day is to be lived and cherished.  And never forget to stop and smell the roses...........................

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Big Hugs and Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Judy Garrelts

Debbie Yates said...

COngratulations and Happy Birthday! You are such an inspiration...

deanna said...

That was great, Kim. Congratulations on doing the walk and being a survivor! You Rock!!!!

Deanna A.

Danielle said...

What a great way to celebrate being cancer free. Thanks for sharing your success story.

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