Every year the American Cancer Society Relay For Life kicks off the 24 hour event with a lap for all of us survivors. It is an emotional time that hits everyone differently. Some of us have been clean and clear for years (11 years for me!) and some are still in the middle of treatment. Some have just been diagnosed and beginning this treacherous journey.

This year I thought I’d take a video of this first lap to share with the world. A view from on this track of Hope. The reason we do the Relay For Life. The reason I’ve continuously fund raised the last month. I will not and do not apologize for the asking of $1, $5, $10 or more! We all have been touched in one way or another by cancer and all need to do our part to help find a cure. While gathering fund raiser prizes I met a wonderful gal who lost her father many years ago to Hodgkin’s Disease (the same cancer I had). Thanks to work done in this field I sit here today typing this when not many years ago, I wouldn’t be so fortunate.

But, we need to do MORE!

I am remarkably close to my online goals for fundraising, I thank those who’ve given for making that happen. If you haven’t, it’s not too late. Follow any of the above links or click on that picture of me in the sidebar with my baby girl and give from your heart. I thank you in advance for doing so.

Now, if you are up for it, please journey along with me on my 2009 11 year cancer free survivor lap. It takes about seven and a half minutes to journey this lap. If you manage to make it to the end of the lap, I apologize for being hard to understand… It’s a bit emotional…

Thank you!!!