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.