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Leukemia - Light the Night Walk

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JSmith

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It's a rare occasion that I'll blog about anything serious (or at all really), so I'll keep this short.

 

It's rare that you go through life and meet someone that doesn't have some sort of heartbreak in their past. I'm not talking about relationships either, but more of the kind that causes you to stop and wonder how life can be so cruel sometimes. From cancer, to domestic violence, to losing a loved one in an unfortunate accident, everyone has had something like this happen to them in their life, yet no one seems to talk about it in public. You can't walk down the street without hearing about some sort of political issue, but people tend to stay silent on issues that can really affect a lot of people.

 

Instead of going into details or a heartfelt story, I'm just going to encourage everyone to do something this week that will make a difference. I'm doing a walk tomorrow for Leukemia awareness and to raise money for research. By all means, I haven't raised much (feel free to donate by the way), but it's enough in my mind to at least make a difference for someone in the world. Even if it's nothing more than someone stumbling across this post, at least they'll know they're not alone in this world. They'll know that there are people out there that care about them even if they've never met.

 

Our world isn't as ugly as people make it seem. So just once this week, I encourage everyone to go out of their way to do something for someone that you don't know and without asking anything in return.

 

Joe :)

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It's great to hear of younger people investing their time and energy in worthy causes. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is doing a great work in research and in supporting patients and their families. Having family members and friends stricken by cancer and personally fighting it for 15 years makes me aware of the needs that can be met through efforts like yours.

 

Thanks, Joe.

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I agree with all that you said Joe, and so proud of you for what you are doing. We all need to take time to contribute to something or someone. A little goes a long way in most cases.

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I'll try to do that. Thank you for the post. I've donated to Leukemia & Lymphoma Society when I had a job. This time I guess I have to do silent work. And I agree with you, people did a lot of political protests for subjects that won't do anybody any good (nor do they understand, I've been in those groups. Many are political sheeple), but when it comes to making a differences.... *sighs*

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