Community Service

April 25, 2009 volunteering 6


Today and tonight and tomorrow my girls are participating in our local Relay for Life for The American Cancer Society. Their National Honor Society and Student Government groups from high school are participating and my girls are there for the long haul, walking, resting, supporting, drawing attention and fund raising for the fight against cancer.

I think my daughters signed up to do this because it’s a fundraiser and it’s community service that they need for state college funds and service clubs. I hope they are also remembering all those that we love who have battled cancer and won the fight like their Aunt Betsy and friends Tracy T and Tracey C. and many more. I hope they remember those we love who lost their battle to cancer, like their Granny and Papa “Beau”, Kevin’s parents.

I’ll be going out tonight between 8pm and midnight to chaperon and doing my own walking and supporting and thinking about all those that I love who have had to fight this battle. I’ll be thinking of Denise, and how her mom lost her battle on my birthday last year. I’ll be thinking of Alex the Girl, and how she won her battle, but continues to cheer for those battling cancer.

UPDATES:

The field trip was awesome!! The bus ride was no big deal at all, and the play was wonderful! I got all teary at the finale when the whole cast sang “America”, call me sappy, I don’t care.
If you have facebook and want to be my friend….I mean really doesn’t everyone…ha ha, send me an email.
Do you twitter? I do, but not very well yet…LOL, I’m AnitainFL if you want to look for me, that does not mean that I understand twitter at all.

6 Responses to “Community Service”

  1. Denise K.

    Hi Anita!

    Oh that is great that you and the girls are participating in this terrific cause! Good for you guys for supporting those battling cancer, and remembering all those that have passed from such a dreadful disease. Thank you so much for remembering my mom today, your kindness means so much to me!

    YES, I would love to follow you on Twitter! I don’t get on it enough, but it is a lot of fun, and if you are there I will definitely check it more!

    Have fun tonight my friend, and thank you for being a part of such a great cause!

    With love from Colorado,
    Denise πŸ™‚

  2. Pam

    How great that your girls are involved in something so selfless. And how sad that you have lost so many loved ones to cancer. I’m sorry to hear that.

    On a lighter note – glad you liked the play. I totally “get” getting emotional at plays. And I’ll be sending you a email regarding FB. And I’m with you on the whole Twitter thing. I’m on there, but I don’t really “get” it. I hardly every look at it.

  3. My name is PJ.

    Hi Anita, I love it when people do good works, for whatever reason. It’s bound to be planted deep in your daughters’ souls and more good works will grow from it. That’s how it happens, right? I don’t twitter or facebook. I joined facebook for less than 15 minutes and was a bit creeped out by how it automagically sent my information to so many, so quickly – based on what info I put in at registration. I didn’t even understand the potential good of Twitter until I heard Ashton Kutcher explain what it can accomplish on OPRAH. The bottom line – my life isn’t nearly interesting enough for either. But I do enjoy blogland and everyone’s creativity. Have a blessed Sunday!

  4. sheila

    That’s very nice of your daughters to do this charity walk. It’s awesome to see kids become involved in great causes and the community! Yea them!

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