Welcome to my fundraiser page!
I'm a member of team Eggplant running for the Langford Running Room! I'm not just running for my team but for my own reasons as well. I have known many people touched by breast cancer but the one that hurts most of all is the one who didn't make it.
Years ago, my very closest friend was diagnosed with a very agressive form and was told she might only have 6 months to a year. She fought it as hard as she could, she was strong, she did it all with her usual charm and sense of humour. Despite the pain she was in and the exhaustion she felt from her treatments. Even though we were far apart for a lot of her battle (due to my husband and I being posted away) we spoke almost every day or played games online together (it was the best way to escape the pain of real life). She had so much she wanted to do, she was not done with this life.
Sadly, it was not to be. Breast cancer took her away from her loving family and friends. We miss her, but we still celebrate her spirit and light. I know she wouldn't want anyone else to go through what she went through. So on her behalf I run, to help others. Others who should not be taken so soon, 35 is far too young. Most of all, I think she is likely ticked that she missed the new Star Wars film. She would have been there, precious light saber in hand. No one else should miss those fandom joys that life ahead has to offer.
For you, I run and in spirit she cheers me on like I tried to cheer for her. Thanks darlin'.