I'm looking forward to the event, even though it will be heart-wrenching to see so many women, many of them just in their 20's or 30's, who are clearly undergoing chemotherapy. It's also very sad to see whole groups of people wearing shirts bearing pictures of a mother, a sister, or a friend lost to ovarian cancer.
My memory from three years ago, however, suggests that the sadness will be surpassed by a sense of shared hope and determination to do something--to fight, especially for those who have lost their own battles or are too sick to do more than watch the runners and walkers.
As I told you, my recalcitrant ankle has insisted that I give up the running, but the silver lining there is that now Darren will walk with me, and we can both wear my mom's name on our shirts.
Thanks to generous donations from a number of you great WG readers (most of whom I've never even met in person!), along with contributions from friends and family, I've raised just under $1000. (There's still time to push me over the top...)
I truly appreciate your generosity, and I know my mother would appreciate it to.
I'll post pictures from the event next week.
Again, many thanks!