8.21.2011

Why I Do What I Do: SOCS

We are only 10 short weeks away from this year’s Tampa Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure!  I have so much to do… from training to fundraising to gathering up all the necessary gear. (to do: order new socks asap!)

Yesterday the team had a fundraiser at Appearances Hair Salon in Johnson City, TN.  The 2 fabulous stylists donated their day to cut solely for donations – they are two truly amazing and fabulous people!  During the course of the day, we had a variety of customers but the one that touched us all the most was a little girl of maybe 10 years… 

As she was leaving with her mom, we asked if there was anyone they would like their donation to be in memory or in honor of.  The mom thought for a moment and then looked to her daughter who said a name immediately. We wrote down the name and they started out the door.  Suddenly the girl stopped and took off her little backpack.  Mom looked at her with curiosity and we all watched as she took out her little wallet and proceeded to fold up her money and put it in our donation jar.

As those of us left in the salon wiped away our tears, I was struck by how this little girl understood.  She knew what cancer was, and she personally knew someone going through it… Children shouldn’t have to know something like that and yet too many of them do.

It’s just one more reason why I find it hard to say no to the fundraising, training, and walking 60 miles in 3 days with feet covered in blisters…

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes only.

  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. No proofreading or spellchecking. This is writing in the raw.

  • Link up by clicking on the button below!#SOCsunday

5 comments:

  1. It is amazing what you do. And so touching what that little girl did too. Good luck with your walk! :)

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  2. You're an amazing woman. :0) You help out so many <3

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  3. Aw, that story gives me a lump in my throat. I'm so impressed that you're doing the 3 day walk. It's one of those things that everytime I hear about it, I think "I'd really like to do that someday." Good for you.

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  4. Hello,
    I have a question about your blog. Please email me!
    Thanks,
    David

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  5. So glad to see you link up. And kids? They're awesome. They take the complicated stuff in life and make it so simple. They recognize what it's really about.

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