Sunday, June 03, 2007


In the beginning, cancer survivor Richard Bloch (co-founder of H&R Block) and his wife, Annette, held their first Cancer Survivor Rally in Kansas City, Missouri, to obtain media coverage that would demonstrate that a diagnosis of cancer was not an automatic death sentence. The idea soon caught on in other communities and has come to be known as National Cancer Survivors Day. It has been celebrated the first Sunday in June for the last 20 years.

Today , I was a volunteer at that celebration. We held a picnic. After lunch, we had a wonderful speaker. It was Bob Losure. He was CNN Headline News anchor for 12 years. He is also a 2 time cancer survivor. I was the liason to pick him up at the hotel and take him. He was a fascinating person to talk to and the time flew. People like him are so inspirational to me. The rain held off until the festivities were over. It was truely a celebration of life.
Waddling and celebrating.............


Joe said...

What an important cause. Very neat. You support people at a most critical time. Neat!

Vickie said...

Very nice. It gives hope to everyone.