Tuesday, January 31, 2006Events in the Works
Wow! I can't believe it has been a week and neither my dad or I has posted anything. Personally, I have been a little busy, and I know with my dad going back to work it has been busy for him too. We are still discovering our new version of normal. It is funny, but I can remember a time before Laurianne was born, and that seems normal, but not having her here doesn't even seem like it will feel normal.
I would like to point out a few events that are coming up:
- Dr. Michael Siegel will be running a half-marathon, in part in memory of Laurianne. Please visit his sponsor page for more information, and possibly to make a donation. Every little bit helps, so even if you can only afford a dollar, it is a dollar closer t finding a cure. At this point, if every number on the counter for this page reprsented a person who would donate a dollar we would have $1003 dollars! That is half of his goal! The marathon will take place May 13.
- Jamie Young, a lung cancer survivor, has organized an event called Playing for a Cure. This event will be held on Saturday, March 4 in Memphis, Tennessee. Awards will be given in memory of people who have succumbed to the disease. One of the awards that will be presented is the Laurianne's Hope Award. The Laurianne's Hope Award will be given to the winning middle school concert band. All proceeds will benefit the LUNGevity Foundation, which is dedicated exclusively to funding lung cancer research. I am hoping to be able to attend this festival, and present the award that will be given in memory of Laurianne.
- I recieved an email from Women Against Lung Cancer that says they are having their Women Against Lung Cancer Annual Meeting at the Westin Peachtree Plaza Hotel in Atlanta, Georgia on June 2, 2006. They are offering a limited number of travel grants. I am going to see what I can do to attend this event and make contacts in the fight against lung cancer. This event is for health care professionals and advocates.
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