Okay, so yesterdays post was all about giving myself permission to take it easy. Hmmm…today I: (a) went to church and spent the morning chatting with people and telling them how I was doing; (b) going to an informational meeting for an upcoming PANCAN event (more about that later); and (c) going back to church to co-facilitate the Our Whole Lives program for the junior high youth at the church. Needless to say, I am really (REALLY) sore; I’ll rest tomorrow.
PANCAN is one of the main organizations that is dedicated to working to fund research, support patients and their families, and create hope for those affected by pancreatic cancer. When I was first diagnosed, I contacted PANCAN (and their Patient and Liason Services – PALS) to see how I could get involved. Unfortunately, through a series of unfortunate events, I was unable to connect with my PALS associate.
Today, however, I went to an informational meeting about the Atlanta Purple Stride 5k walk/run fundraiser. I have volunteered to help with the organization of the walk, but have also started a team. I have set a fairly modest fundraising goal ($500) and team size (10 members). Me and my family (all 5 of us) will be walking during the event and I would love to have more folks there. If you are so inclined, please feel free to follow this link to my Purple Stride homepage and sign up to be a team member and/or make a donation. Thank you in advance for your support (fair warning, I’m going to be pushing this more and more over the next couple of months). Alternatively, you can go to the main page for the Atlanta Purple Stride, choose registration to join the team or make a donation to a participant. Then enter my name or search for Team INDY.
For what it’s worth, several people have told me they have voted for this blog in the blogger’s choice awards. Several others asked me to post the link again; as I try to give my adoring public what they want, here is the link to the ‘Best Health Blog‘ category. Feel free to vote (or not) as your heart moves you.