Thursday, October 29, 2009

Brief Report on Light the Night

I am tired, it is late, and the Phillies are currently losing to the Yanks - bummer. So this will be most brief. I promise to write more soon and post photos from Light the Night.

I'm beat! I got there at 1PM to help set up and got home just after 8PM. Lots of volunteers and LLS staff worked very hard to pull this off. Light the Night is beautiful with all of the lighted balloons - of which I blew up a hundred or so. Balloons were red for supporters of blood cancer patients, white for blood cancer survivors, and gold if you were walking in memory of someone.

I saw several friends, and met my team captain and fellow survivor, Faith. She is undergoing chemo for stage 4 Hodgkin lymphoma, but showed up to walk. After months of trading emails, it was great to meet her in person. She is clearly a wonderful lady.

Seeing the TNT tent there and talking with TNT staff Amber, Cate, and Elliot make me want to sign up for an event. But which one? So tough to decide!

6 comments:

Elsbeth said...

::chanting:: Nike! Nike! Nike!

You will love it, Art! Although, practice those hills. ;)

I loved volunteering at Light The Night; I'm glad you got to go.

Racn4acure said...

You're tempting me, Elsbeth! Oh, are the hills in San Francisco? ;)

LTN was tons of fun, more posts later.

TNTcoach Ken said...

Hundreds of balloons???? I'm sure that someone mentioned all of the hot air in them???? Great job...

SusieQ said...

You know you want to get that triple crown :)
So glad you are our mentor captain!

Racn4acure said...

Yah, Ken that was it - they took one look at me and said, hmmm, do we have a job you would be excellent at!

Racn4acure said...

Thanks Susie - I think it will be fun! Thanks for mentoring.

Yeah, I think that triple crown would look good on me, just have to learn to swim and ride a bike and then I can go for it!