Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Choptank Trot!

I had a wonderful time last weekend. Mr. Spots, my baby sister, and I traveled to Cambridge, Maryland to meet my mom & step-dad and participate in the first Choptank Trot for Melanoma! It was a beautiful day, a gorgeous location, and a great bunch of people! 




*My mom made team shirts:
"Team Chelsea
Supporting the fighters,
Admiring the survivors,
honoring the taken,
and never, ever giving up 
hope."

I also had the true pleasure of meeting one of my Molemates for the first time in person! Lynette is a stage IV (badass) melanoma warrior. She kicked butt in the 5K! She is just as sweet and fun as I thought she would be in person. I am looking forward to meeting up with her and her (awesome) husband Mike in Chincoteague sometime in the very near future. Lynette and Mike, this time I think we should include tequila. Yes? 


Tasha is the melanoma warrior who organized this event. She deserves a lot of respect for this. It was a great run/walk and very well organized. I can't wait to see what she does next year! I imagine this will double in size next year! 400 runners/walkers? I totally see it happening! Sadly, we didn't take a picture, but I want to thank Tasha for the shout-out during her speech. Because she talked about finding my blog when she was first diagnosed, I was able to meet another blog reader. Mary Sue, thank you for coming up to me and sharing your story! I am looking forward to getting together for lunch sometime soon! Until then, take care of yourself, little lady. You've had one heck of a fight!

I really enjoyed the walk and being surrounded by others who have been touched by this disease.

Speaking of this disease....Have you seen Susan's interview with her local news?
*Did you hear about Miss Grace, the YOUNG girl with melanoma? If a 4 year old can fight this battle, you can too. Chin up.
* Perez Hilton, a famous celebrity blogger, blogged about the dangers of tanning beds here. 
* Follow my blog on Everdayhealth.com!
 

...Must go catch up on sleep now. I hope you are all healthy and happy!

6 comments:

ErinMay said...

awesome! Had I known I could have maybe joined you guys :) Next year for sure!

Kisma said...

Yea!!! What a fun event. I am so glad the weather was on your side.

RBS said...

You, Chelsea Price, are making a difference! Glad to have come across your blog and FB page.

Kim said...

Thank you for sharing your story!! I came across your blog and haven't been ablt to stop reading it. You inspired me to call my dermatologist tomorrow for a screening, it's something I've been wanting to do but keep putting it off. I also have a pool, and will now wear sunscreen every time I'm outside thanks to you. You are truly making a difference. Keep sharing your story and fighting :)

Mary Sue said...

It was great meeting you at Choptank 5k. Hope we can meet up in Chincoteague.

Vikram Singh said...

This is a great blog. I like the concept of Molemates, it sounds like a great support system! Keep it up!