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:
Supporting the fighters,
Admiring the survivors,
honoring the taken,
and never, ever giving up
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!