Sunday, October 21, 2012

Light the Night - Verona, NJ

We really are blessed to have such wonderful friends.

For the Verona Park, NJ Light the Night event, Team Life's a Beach had a great turn-out. The toddlers, in particular, had a very strong showing. Our friends have been so supportive and amazing throughout this health ordeal. We felt honored to have them walk with us.

My mom also flew in for the event (between Ryan and me in the picture). She's always there when I need her, or simply when I want her.

Thanks to everyone involved in our campaign for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, we've raised $6,755. Wow!
Patients sometimes are referred to as "heros," for what they go through. They may be the ones battling, but being a hero is about saving others, and that's what our team members have done.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Light the Night New York City - Pics

Thank you to those who walked with us or contributed to the New York City Light the Night event! Below are some pics.
But first, an update on the T-shirts for all who've been involved with Team Life's a Beach this year: I'm in the final stages of working with a logo designer and am really excited with how it's looking. Shortly, I will be asking for T-shirt sizes. Please feel free to send me a note with your size.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Light the Night - New York City

This evening we'll be walking in the  Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light the Night NYC event. Despite the potential for rain, we have a great team representing Life's a Beach. Below is a pic of our banner, and the pics I submitted for the walk route.

Thanks, Team Captain Erin, for your awesome artistic vision
and trip to the Dollar Store.



Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Prayers for Chuck Pagano

Chuck Pagano, the new coach of the Indianapolis Colts has just been diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia, or APL--the same type of leukemia that I have. Please include him and his family in your prayers.

The Colts play the Green Bay Packers this Sunday. As much as I love the Packers, Pagano's battle in his hospital room is far more important than the one that will transpire on the field. On second thought, I do believe that the lessons learned from sports help in fighting illness, and he will be cheering for his team from the bed.

Therefore, I will not feel guilty routing for the Packers, while I am routing for their opposition's coach.

P.S. Mom, when the broadcasters mention Pagano's situation during the game, please don't cry. We're both going to be okay.