Sunday, June 12, 2016

cancer you can suck it

"when i was a boy and i would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "look for the helpers. you will always find people who are helping."
(mr. rogers)

on this day when i woke, i learned of the news in orlando.

absolutely devastating and i just don't understand this world that we live in, and am scared for the world that my daughter is growing up in.

but i remembered this quote. one of my favorites. look for the helpers.

and the helpers were in force today as we met at 7am to kick off the annual shore walk to raise funds for cancer research.

beth and i co-captained our team "cancer you can suck it" and we knocked it out of the park again this year.

we had just about 40 team members this year for the 5k walk/run which was awesome.

it was a gorgeous blue sky day (thank you weather fates) and so we had a great view of lake washington to keep us company as we walked the route.

our team raised the most funds of any team in the entire event --- over $6500 dollars for cancer research at fred hutchinson (thank you to all of you who donated to our team). how awesome is that? yes, completely awesome.

and as i looked at all of my friends and family gathered there with us to walk today, and all of the people that we there at the starting line, i thought about how they were all helpers. helpers there to support loved ones, to honor loved ones, to support cancer research that will fund cures for loved ones.

the helpers were out today.

they are always, always there.

you just have to look for them.

i am so thankful that i never have to look far to see them.

they are with me everyday.

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