March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Joe would do anything - share his story...personally talk to others...speak to groups - to get the word out and encourage others to get screened. Now it is our turn to spread the word and support awareness.
Friday, March 4th is Dress in Blue Day
Dress in your finest blue (Joe's favorite color) and spread the word. Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the US and one of the most preventable cancers with screening. So don't take things for granted and get screened. Here is a great site to check out more statistics and how to promote awareness - www.ccalliance.org
A wonderful quote I saw on the Oscars (I may not have it word for word, but you get the point)...
It's not the baggage you carry, it's how you carry it.
I love this - for I can't choose what's in my bag - but I can make sure to have a fun / festive bag to try and make my baggage look a lot better. I carry mine in a Team Vogel shoulder bag with a hot pink / sparkly liner. What do you carry yours in?
I need to throw out a few more dates here. Joe always wanted to be involved and these next two events were two of his favorite. I hope you will be able to join Team Vogel and be there for Joe.
Sunday, April 3, 2011 - Fools Five Road Race
This run / walk features a 1 mile race and an 8K. Joe trained so hard and was able to run the 8K one month before he realized his cancer was back and he walked the 1 mile in 2010. He also loved attending the Live and Silent Auctions on the Friday night prior to the race. Check out the website for more details. A few pictures...
Thursday, July 14th, 2011
-Strike out Colon Cancer-
The LaCrosse Loggers Event
(More info. to come in the future...but it is one heck of a time :) )
So - my thoughts are here...there and everywhere. I hope everyone is having a great week.
Take care -