Last Friday was Relay For Life and it was just incredible. The weather was perfect which allowed for us to be outside at the high school track, camping overnight to ban together to Celebrate, Remember and Fight Back for all of those who have ever heard the words "You have cancer." So far, our event has raised over $75,000!
My family and I were just thrilled to see our mom walking the survivor lap again this year. She is doing so well compared to how last year started out. She walked the survivor lap, then the caregiver's lap with my dad and then the next lap when all participants walk together. That's 3/4 of a mile! Not bad for almost 77! She's always been a trooper, no matter what her attitude might have been during treatment.
|My friend Joann, a 2-time breast cancer survivor, and my mom walking the survivor lap!!|
|Mom, Dad and our brother John|
Charlie entered the Ms. Relay pageant again this year. Unfortunately, he was not crowned the winner. Maybe the third time will be the charm?
|Charlie's on the left- "Deidre O'Rourke- Irish step-dancing prodigy"|
|Some of the luminarias we made in honor of our mom.|
|Sun's up! Final lap- we are the All-Nighters!|