Every Mother’s Day weekend thousands participate in the Revlon Run/Walk. Whether they walk, jog, run, are pushed by a parent in a stroller, or require a wheelchair — all unite in action.
Today I experienced a beautiful display of true solidarity. Women (mostly!) men, and children smiling, singing, and cheering. Simply proud to be part of a sincerely worthwhile cause. I’ve known women who have died from cancer, and I helped care for one who was battling cancer. I remember cheering when she lost her hair, when she couldn’t get out of bed, the chemo made her so sick. I liked holding her hand, assuring her she would make it, while rubbing her feet in front of the TV.
She’s now a survivor.
Being in downtown Los Angeles, walking those 3 miles (for me it was more like 2) I was happy to be alive, happy to support real heroes — people who fight this disease, their families, friends, and co-workers. Anyone who has ever known — or not known anyone who has had this disease, knows of someone who had…
It was one heck of a 17th outing!