Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Relay for Life and Reality Check

I wasn't at the militia RP, and I've heard a lot about what did or didn't transpire there. I would just like to say this: Do not lose sight of what it was really for.

One of the first persons I met as a new Caledon resident was Miss Paris, Caledon's Relay for Life team leader and a 3-year survivor. At the Steampunk Expo, we both got a chance to really talk about why RFL was important and I joined the team right then and there. Why is it so important to me? In RL, my mother is finishing radiation treatment for breast cancer as we speak and I lost an uncle that I loved very much to prostate cancer. I'm proud to be a "Hare Raiser" and our hardworking team and those who have been supporting this cause should be very proud as well. Caledon's SLRFL has raised over $1000000L and I am looking forward to doing my time on the track next weekend on July 27-28.

This morning, Miss Paris sent out a group notice to the team that a fellow SLRFL team captain, Stori Knopfli, lost her battle with the disease this morning.

We might fight aliens. We might fight one another. But there are even bigger battles that are being fought...


Gabrielle Riel said...

I have but one comment: Amen sister!

Let's not lose sight of the real reason behind our RFL events.

Her Grace, Gabrielle

Exrex Somme said...

You are entirely correct, there are much bigger fish to fry.

When I first came to this blog, I wondered why you were calling yourself Caledon's troll. :-)


Eladrienne Laval said...

"Caledon's troll..."

Col. Somme, that is HILARIOUS!

Amber_Palowakski said...

Well-said, Miss Eladrienne!