Heading to Philly today…

My calendar was freed up a few weeks ago.  So, I inquired about the Melanoma Messengers Training through Melanoma Research Foundation.  They still had some openings, so I signed up and asked my father to attend with me.  I really wanted to go, but the thought of driving to a strange city and staying overnight was too much for me to handle.  Luckily, he agreed.  So that is what we’ll be doing this weekend.

I hope that I can learn some valuable ways that I can make a difference in the fight against Melanoma.  I don’t want John’s death to be in vain.  My ultimate goal is to start a memorial bike ride in Cecil County to be held in John’s honor and raise funds to fight melanoma.  It’s a big undertaking and I really know very little about bike rides and virtually nothing about planning and holding them.  But, I’m willing to learn and looking for a project.

So, stay tuned.  If anybody is interested in helping me, please let me know.  Sometimes life gives you lemons… I’ve gotten some really sour ones this year… hoping to make some lemonade with them.

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About Mary K. Smith

I was widowed in July 2009, when I lost my beloved husband, John, to melanoma. Cancer SUCKS. We have a young son who was just a year old when his father died. I live on a small farm in Maryland which is home to horses, cats, and a dog. I started this blog as a way for me to heal, a way to remember my husband, and eventually I'd like to share it with our son so he can see the love that his father had for him, the love that we had for each other, what a great person his father was, and how hard his father fought to live.
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