Saturday, June 18, 2005

Great news! MY WEBSITE IS LIVE!!! Check it out!

Today was a great follow-up to yesterday's mammogram. For the first time, I participated in the Race for the Cure here in St. Louis. And I hear that we had the biggest number of registrants for the race. If so, that's awesome news. But I tell you, it was a tremendous experience, especially having just gotten my baseline mammogram.

First, the number of people downtown was overwhelming. I walked with my sister and her fiancee. And you saw all types of men, women, older & younger, various races, I mean everything. And the spirit was that of kinmanship and love. It was truly a blessed experience.

And you know, of course, as I'm walking, I'm taking in as much as I can. I just started focusing on the "In Memory Of" tags that many people wore. It seemed like at least 90% of the participants had names of a mother, an aunt, a cousin, a sister, a friend, or someone they knew who had breast cancer. Some people wore T-shirts with photos of a loved one. Some carried signs with theam names or the name of someone. When you think about it, I mean really think about it, it's overwhelming. I just began to read name after name after name. Cancer survivors wore special pink shirts and had a procession of their own at the beginning of the race. I'm tellling you, it was an experience.

It's great to see so many people come together in a spirit of love, understanding, and support, to unite for a single cause. One of many that affect us all in one way or another. I don't have a history of breast cancer in my family, however, I know that it doesn't mean that I may not be affected by it in the future. This experience, along with getting my mammogram yesterday, really brought to the forefront the greatness of this disease and need for a cure.

7 comments:

princessdominique Mon Jun 20, 09:40:00 PM EDT  

Your website is smashing! I can't wait until mine is done. I hope you sell tons of books!

Shelia Wed Jun 22, 09:06:00 PM EDT  

Cherlyn, I love your website. P.S. - That was a good thing you did on Saturday :)

Jill Thu Jun 23, 10:35:00 AM EDT  

I recently did a walk for a cure in San Francisco, and like you, I had no experience with the disease, but had such a great feeling about helping!

Suzanne Fri Jun 24, 11:29:00 AM EDT  

Your website looks wonderful!

AALBC.com Sat Jun 25, 04:25:00 PM EDT  

Hey Cherlyn, Was was updarting your page AALBC.com web page http://authors.aalbc.com/cherlynmichaels.htm (adding the BEA video) and noticed the Blog on your web site. Pretty cool. You do aan excellent job of keeping it current.

Peace,
Troy

Cherlyn Michaels Sat Jun 25, 04:43:00 PM EDT  

Hey Dom, Shelia, Jill, and Susanne! Thank you all for the wonderful comments on the website. And yes, Shelia and Jill, last Saturday's event was very heartwarming. I'm looking for more ways to get involved in the community.

Cherlyn Michaels Sat Jun 25, 04:44:00 PM EDT  

Hey Troy,

Thanks for stopping by the site and the blog. Glad you liked them and enjoyed your stay. Hey and thanks also for posting the information about the video. I'm going to check it out!!!