Walking with Purpose

Over the next few weeks I have been invited to partiucipate in three very exciting events.

The first one takes place May 24th, it is the Relay for Life in support of the Cancer Society. Two of my collegues have invited me to join their team at this event. One of them is a breast cancer survivor and I am more than happy to participate in support of her and everyone I know that is fighting, has fought or has lost their fight with Cancer.

This is the 12th year the Cancer Society has been putting on the Relay for Life, but it is my first time being involved. I will be walking around (and around and around) the CanWest park where our Winnipeg Goldeyes play baseball, the event runs from 7pm Friday to 7am Saturday. I am truly looking forward to this event, I have a feeling it will be a very emotional and spiritual experience for me.

The second event that I am participating in is a family fun walk on June 2nd at St Vital Park, to raise awareness for Williams Syndrome. Williams Syndrome is a genetic condition that is present at birth and can affect anyone. It is characterized by medical problems, including cardiovascular disease, developmental delays, and learning disabilities.  WS affects 1 in 10,000 people worldwide. It is known to occur equally in both males and females and in every culture.

Finally the third event that I will be participating in is a golf tournament to raise money for the Brain Tumour Foundation, and Brain Tumour Research. A very close friend of mine and her family are currently assisting and support a member of the family who was diagnosed with a terminal brain tumour and has undergone a couple of surgeries to remove the tumour. He now is scheduled for Radiation and Chemotherapy. He is a father of a young son and this has been an extremely difficult time for all of them.

I am not asking for donations for any of these events, I am just sharing my involvement with these events in an effort to raise awareness for all. However if you would like more information on any of these events or would like to participate in some way please feel free to contact me and I will put you in touch with the people in charge.

We all have causes that are near to our hearts for various reasons. I challenge you get out there and be active for your cause. If there isn't one cause in particular that you support, consider spreading your donations around.

I am truly grateful for my health, my family and my friends, being a part of events like these are a way of giving back for all that I have received.

Thank you for including me!!!