Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Fight Against Breast Cancer is TOO Important

A few weeks ago, I posted on why we fight. Today I am writing to emphasize that the fight against breast cancer is TOO important to let people become complacent. One of our dear family from Ka'Nunu Ohana is finding out about her grandmother today. While it doesn't look good for a prognosis, she remains hopeful. I call upon all Ka'Nunu Ohana to send in your prayers and thoughts for our friend, her family, and especially her grandmother.

Take this opportunity to remind ourselves why we fight the fight. Let this day be a rallying point and reinforce our commitment that everyone deserves a lifetime.

Ka'Nunu Ohana Fight ON!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This is why we fight!

I learned today that a good friend's grandmother, a 3 year breast cancer survivor, has found out that her cancer has returned. While she has been under monitoring the last 3 years, the cancer has now spread to the spine and hip. Prognosis is not yet determined and there are hopeful signs given that it is localized, but it is never good news to hear that cancer has returned.

This is why it is so important that we as a society take a stand in the fight against breast cancer. It is a common enemy that has the power to unite people of all different backgrounds. You can blame the environment, lifestyles, and even heredity, but that's no reason that people should have to live with or die by such a horrible disease.

If anything about this post has touched you, please offer a prayer to my friend's grandmother. And as you think about your life, people you love, think about taking action. Donate, give your time, DO SOMETHING!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Camp Logistics with a new feel

The 2010 season is quickly getting under way. Many cities are filling up or closed to crew. San Francisco is no different. This year the city by the bay gets a new CVC. With that comes a desire to up the crew game. I have been fortunate enough to be asked back as captain of Camp Logistics. Wi every passing year, I feel blessed and honored to hold this position. It is a duty that I do not take lightly and each year when event is over, I reflect on new ways to improve the coming year. I think this year is definitely going to be different. I hope to have a more engaging experience for those who will be members of the team. There are three pillars of stakeholders that must be balanced. First are the walkers. Without them, we have no event. Second is the crew. We are the backbone of the event and without the crew, the walkers can have no event. Finally, the ultimate stakeholders are the survivors and hundreds' of thousands of people that will fall victim to breast cancer. I hope all out there who plan to participate enroll with an open. Mind and a willingness to make The 3-Day the best it can be.