THISTIMES4REAL1

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

So, I took a bit of a break. This summer has been nothing like I planned it to be. My Dad was diagnosed with Kidney and lung cancer about 8 weeks ago. We have been traveling to Boston almost once a week for appointments,surgeries and treatments. Suddenly my life has been turned upside down. emoticon But on a more positive note, I have signed up to do a 5k on October 8th to support my Dads battle with cancer. It is called the Dempsey Challenge and is sponsored by Patrick Dempsey who grew up in Maine as well. His Mom is a cancer survivor and he know has a partnership with a local hospital. They provide a free center for hope and healing called The Dempsey Center. I only have a few weeks to train, and am not a runner, so I am feeling a lot of pressure. Please keep positive thoughts coming my way. I am back on the healthy train emoticon
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  • GLASSART43
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    Tough times, but being proactive by signing up for the run is wonderful. We walked for my daughter's cancer a few years ago, and it did help me.

    I wish you and your Dad the best.
    3589 days ago
  • MMNICKS
    Your Dad is more important than SparkPeople. The break was completely appropriate!!! Love your Dad, he needs all the support he can get with what he is going through!!!

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    3589 days ago
  • MICHELLESMILES_
    Sorry to hear about your dad!

    Way to go on signing up for the 5K. I know your dad will be proud of you! You can do it!
    3589 days ago
  • PRIZE4SIZE
    Sorry to hear about your dad, but on a positive note, you are doing the 5k for a good cause. Stay focused on what you need to do to get ready. Keep the positive attitude and you will succeed. You can do this, I know you can. Good luck!
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    3589 days ago
  • CARMEL76
    Stay encourage is always tough when life challenges come at you. Good luck on your 5K you are going to have to keep up with getting prepared for it.
    3589 days ago
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