I had no clue what to expect.
A girlfriend and her 11 year old son, a cancer survivor, are walking in a Relay for Life in Monroe MI.
As I walked around the loop, looking at all the luminaria I imagined Linda her sons: Matthew (diagnosed with liver cancer at 3 months old) and Raymond, and her brother making laps around the luminaria display happening at the same time in Monroe.
I wonder if they too heard the names being read with a bagpiper playing Amazing Grace in the background.
And I digress.
There were so many luminaria, so many names.
I managed to only shed a few tears tonight. Thinking of how far cancer research has come since 1972 and thinking how far it hasn't come for so many cancers.
Tears won't cure cancer. Tears won't bring awareness. Tears won't increase research. Action will.
Action in the form of raising awareness through races and walks. Action in the form of lobbying congress to pass bills such as the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act. Action in the form of raising funds to support awareness and research.
Beth, running with the Lung Cancer Alliance's Team Lung Love, raising funds and awareness to bring assistance and hope to the people diagnosed with Lung Cancer.