Wednesday, September 10, 2014

7th Year and 10th Time!

I lost my mother, Sherrie Gibson, to Ovarian Cancer on September 16, 2000 and my best friend, Tracy, lost her mother, Jeanne Spencer, to Lung Cancer on June 27, 2008. It was that year I started walking to honor our mother's lives but I continue to walk year after year in memory of those who gave it all but lost, in honor of those who have won the battle and for all those still fighting the ugly disease we call cancer. This will be my 7th year and 10th time to walk 3-Days and 60 miles in the fight against breast cancer.

Cancer wants us to give up hope, to quit and throw in the towel. I will admit at times it sounds tempting. My eyes are running out of tears, my heart is sad from all the loss and my feet are tired from many miles of walking. My spirit, however, remains unshaken and stronger than ever. I REFUSE to let cancer win!

According to the American Cancer Society, “more than one million people in the United States get cancer each year.” In my books that’s One Million too many!  I, along with all of us, can and are making a difference in the fight against cancer. I believe that we must fund research so that we can continue to make improvements in cancer treatments, increase life expediencies of survivors and one day find that CURE to end all cancers! To make this happen we must raise money for research. Without research there is no cure. My goal is to raise $2,300 by October 3rd. What better way to celebrate my birthday than by reaching my goal and knowing that we are one step closer to the cure. I encourage you to donate and help me reach my goal!

In closing let me share a verse that I try to live by: Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9.

Thanks as always for supporting me whether it’s with friendship, thoughts and prayers or donations. I could not accomplish anything without each and every one of you.

Until there is a Cure!
Catrina Gibson

P.S. Please email me the names of those you would like to honor or remember and know that every step I walk and every dollar I raise is for you, for them and the hope that one day we are a world without cancer.