Jarrod thinks I'm crazy and you might too.But I'm Leanne...the walker and walking is what I do. Even when it's cold. Not just because it's great exercise, lowers my stress, and makes me feel good, but because walking is how I fight cancer.
In 2007, I cheered at my very first 3-day for the cure and I was hooked.
Getting up early in the morning to walk won't kill me. In fact, in some way, it's saving lives. Walking when it's super cold isn't fun, but it's easier than chemo. Walking makes me tired sometimes, but not as tired as doctors appointments. Walking takes time away from my family and my job, but it's nothing compared to the time those who are battling lose because of treatment. Losing an hour on a Saturday morning is nothing compared to a life cut short.
This morning it was very cold, but halfway through my walk the sun came out. I checked my phone and learned that a young man had lost his battle with cancer this morning. He left a wife and three little babies. My grandma missed meeting her grandchildren, but this man will miss watching his babies go to kindergarten. Cancer is sneaky. I don't know what to do about that. I cannot bring him back. All I can do is walk. He didn't get a lifetime and that breaks my heart.
I walk to raise awareness. I walk to raise funds. I walk to cure cancer. Will you join me in the fight?