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Happy Birthday Mom!!!



I wish I could give her a big hug as I say that, but she's been gone 14 years now. I so miss her laughter, her wise-ass comments and all the joy and love she gave. Kyle and Alani are now 9 and 7 respectively, and I really wish that they could have known her.

So in her memory, I will be walking in Relay For Life - the annual fund raiser for the American Cancer Society.

If you're in the area, please come and join me! Last I heard, I'll be sharing a tent with Karen, Gayle, Kyle and Alani. (kidlets are excited!) I'll definitely be walking some of the late night/early shifts. Team Redwood City is also running the snow cone booth - so look for the people in the purple ty dye shirts splattered with syrup!

The Luminaria Ceremony is at dusk - hundreds of luminarias will be lit and will continue to glow all night long. Every year, as I read all the messages on the luminarias - happy & sad - I remember all the people I've lost to cancer - and those who are still fighting it.

American Cancer Society – Relay for Life
May 30-31, 2009 from 10am Saturday to 10am Sunday
Sequoia High School 1201 Brewster Ave Redwood City, CA 94401

We walk to raise money for research and services.


I walk in memory of Mom, Grandpa, Auntie Mako, Uncle Tosh, Irene, Emi, Dad Burns, Jenny, Rick, Barbara Greene, Vicki Brown, Genie Fon, Dale Switzer, Christine Chen and so many others.

I walk in honor of Mom Burns, Tetsuo, Ceci, Debbi, Carol K., family, co-workers, and friends..

Donations of any demonination are welcome and very much appreciated! My donation page can be found here.

Thanks!
Debbie

Comments

( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
trektone
Apr. 17th, 2009 09:49 pm (UTC)
Are you actually going to walk this year? Just checking.
debmats
Apr. 17th, 2009 09:51 pm (UTC)
*WHAP*!!!!

Are you trying to hex me again????

Yes, I'm walking. You're welcome to come walk with me.
trektone
Apr. 17th, 2009 10:05 pm (UTC)
Hey, just askin'.

Maybe I'll come by for a snow cone.
debmats
Apr. 18th, 2009 02:21 am (UTC)
Please do!

And thank you!
otaku_tetsuko
Apr. 18th, 2009 12:18 pm (UTC)
I think ours is in June. The Bark for Life is today, but I thought I would be out of town so I didn't sign up. Except now I'm not, so I might go over and see how they're doing.

this year I have another one to walk for - I just learned last night that a boy I used to babysit in my church has died of melonoma at the age of twenty-something. Every time my sister-in-law starts saying how tanning booths are safe and other such nonsense, I have to restrain myself from hitting her. SKIN CANCER KILLS, people! Get over the tan thing and stop trying to kill yourselves!
debmats
Apr. 18th, 2009 09:39 pm (UTC)
I'm sorry. *hugs*
cwhf
Apr. 18th, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
Go Deb!

When I am back in the states, I'll put in my donation. Great cause. Moms are the best. I miss mine too terribly (gone 14 years this Christmas Eve).
debmats
Apr. 18th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

Yeah, Moms are the best. *hugs*
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