Things are looking pretty good for the event so far.  We still need more booths and more entertainment for the festival but the community is really responsive to our flyers.  We are hoping for a good turnout from the community and are excited to raise awareness all through central Oregon! 

The great part is in communicating with the community, we have heard many stories of how our locals have been affected by childhood cancer and how most of them don't even realize there are ways for them to get involved specifically with childhood cancer related activities.  Already the awareness is growing!

Candlelighters for Children with Cancer is a great way for people to get involved.  This walk is just one of the ways we can come together to fight for our friends, family, neighbors and co-workers as they fight for the lives of their beautiful children. 

Sometimes I think we loose sight of the fact that we are all just as likely to be facing this tragedy as anyone else.  I remember saying "I'm so glad I am not facing that" and "I could never make it..." after watching a fundraiser for a children's hospital.  Next thing I know, we are facing it up front and personal with our daughters diagnosis of Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

This is personal for us because we were faced with it.  We are hoping that others will take it personally before they are faced with it.  Reaching out to their community and loved ones like they would hope to be reached out to if they were in that situation.  Overall, I think that is what we are going to see, and I am so grateful to be surrounded by so many absolutely amazing people!!! 

Let's do this together!
One Candle at a Time!
Angie
 


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