Walk, Run, Massage, and Camp Out Cancer

Maybe it hasn’t happened yet but a fact of life today is that cancer eventually touches each of us in some way.  It has touched me in ways that will leave a mark forever.  The deepest mark is when I lost my mother, Beverly, to lung cancer.  She didn’t smoke cigarettes or live in a polluted area.  She devoted a good portion of her life to the study of health and healing.  She was just one of those unlucky few who got cancer anyway.

Last year I was invited to treat participants at the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life event in Lebanon, OR.  I treat at a lot of events like this but I was not prepared for what I would experience.  Relay for Life is a superb event which remembers and honors those we’ve lost and honors those who have survived.

This year Body of Health has put together a team to participate in Oregon State University’s Relay for Life event.  Here is how it goes: Each team has a member walking, running, strolling, etc. from 6 PM to 8 AM.  There will be games, live music, a movie, and more fun activities.  There are also a number of meaningful activities such as a survivor’s lap where cancer survivors from our community walk a lap and a luminary lighting ceremony.

Team Body of Health has a goal to raise at least $1,000 for this event.  We need your help.  There are a few ways that you can help contribute.  If you are in the area then come and join us on Friday May 14th as a member of the team.  Registration is $10 and you can join by going to  www.osurelay.com. Body of Health will be doing chair massage at the event for donations.  If you can’t make it to the event then you may donate on the website by clicking here:

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