Photo by Chris Hunt
I know, I know...the number of causes, charities, fundraisers you get blasted with causes moral distress. (And I am certainly not warming the cockles of Ayn Rand.)
This isn't a plea for pledges, it is purely an awareness campaign.
You know, for all 2 of you.
Eric was diagnosed with oral cancer back in some odd month of some odd year when I was still in the throes of postpartum bleeding with a second child who I think I named Felix. (That's an attempt to set the tone for early 2010, when I honestly didn't know to function after his diagnosis.)
Thank the Lord, we are still "in the clear" and every few months anticipate getting a clean bill of health from his oncologist.
One thing Eric promised was to give back to the cancer community. (Note: this did not include ironing his shirt in the preceding picture.)
Eric is participating in the Emory's Winship Cancer Institute's Win the Fight! 5K as a poster child and as a runner. He kindly signed me up to run, too. (I had better turn my training into high gear!)
If you are in the Atlanta area, I gently recommend being part of this event. Register to run; make a donation; or even just come out and cheer on the masses. (Unintended cancer pun. But I can make those, you know.)
We not only won this fight, it was like a TKO--one/two/punch DOWN! And now we have another chance to give back to the organization that solidified our win.
I hope to see you in October!