Walk It Off…For Cancer

You may recall that some years ago I was a regular participant in the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. It was someone else’s idea, probably Mel’s, but I was intrigued by the idea that walking around a track all night would somehow have an effect on cancer (or affect, I can’t be bothered to look it up, grammar nerds).

Anyway, we did it for a couple of years and it was a nice experience. Then we stopped. I assumed because we had walked cancer to death, but it turned out we just had all gone our separate ways and got busy with other stuff. You know, life.

10702137_10153240212055550_5954505178156435432_nI hadn’t given any thought to the Relay until Mary Beth brought it up a few weeks ago. Ah, Mary Beth. She joined the ARC staff around a year ago. She’s young and sweet and full of love and compassion. Pretty much the opposite of me. Just the kind of person you want working with the developmentally disabled.

A few months ago she was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Now she’s dealing with all the crap that goes with that. So when she asked me if I’d like to join her team for the Relay For Life my first response was, “They still do that?” followed by “Sure, count me in.”

So, we’ve been through this before. You know where this is headed. Go to Mary Beth’s page:


press the “Donate Now” button and give until you think you’ve given enough to cure cancer. If you don’t think you have that much money, then give whatever amount makes you feel comfortable.

Don’t worry about the walking. I’ll do all the walking for you. Although if the idea of walking around a track in the dark all night appeals to you, join me Friday, July 17, at Fort Zumwalt South High School in St. Peters.

Thanking you in advance.



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