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In Memory of Mom: American Cancer Society's Relay for Life

Actually, today would have been Dad's 87th birthday. Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Mom would have been 82 this year. We lost her to cancer on May 27, 1995.


Cancer is horrifying. Scary. It can kill.

Today, I read that an author, whose blog I've been reading for years, received the news on Tuesday that his cancer is terminal. I've been reading about his fight for years.

Yesterday, I talked to a lady who is celebrating 20 years of surviving stage 4 breast cancer. She knows exactly how long she's survived because that's how old her son is.

I am asking you to support me in raising funds for the American Cancer Society - money for research, for services, for education. I've been participating in Relay for Life since 1998 - when I was given a chance to DO SOMETHING after Mom died. My team will have somebody walking from 10am Saturday to 10am Sunday. 24 hours.

Karen, Kyle, Alani and I will be at Relay all 24 hours. Gayle'll be there too, but I think she's going home to sleep. Karen's Taiko group, Tatsumaki Taiko will be playing (so if you want to see Karen go at it on drums, here's your chance)

Come walk with us! Especially, come for the Luminaria Ceremony! At night fall, the survivors walk a victory lap, the course lit by the hundreds of luminarias in honor of and in memory of all our loved ones. Then everybody else joins in to support and remember all the people who are fighting, have fought and those we have lost.

Me? I like to walk around 2 in the morning. Come join me.


American Cancer Society – Relay for Life
May 18-19, 2013 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 and education.

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

I walk in honor and support of Karen, my many friends and family who are fighting cancer and the survivors.

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

If you'd like a luminaria in memory or in support of a loved one, click on the luminaria button on my donation page, or let me know.
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