Category Archives: LiveStrong Challenge

Photos from cycling at Philly LiveStrong Challenge

The day started VERY early.  My Dad went with me and we had a smooth drive to the Challenge.  Shortly after we arrived, we found Scott and soon more Team Smitty members filtered in and got their bikes and gear … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge- Why we do it…

In Memory of, In Honor of, & for the Survivors… Hopefully, one day, this $)#( ing cancer will be as minor as the common cold and we’ll have effective treatments, early detection, high survival rates, and ways to eliminate some … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge 2010- Bike ride

An optimistic several months ago, I signed up for the 20 miler.  Well… training came more in the form of 20-30 minutes on the stationary bike and while the endurance or calorie burning program is more challenging than doing nothing… … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge- 2010 vs 2009 vs 2008

I just wanted to say, this year as I’m doing the Philly LiveStrong Challenge it’s quite a bag of mixed emotions… remembering when hubby did the 100 miler in 2008 and I brought our tiny son to meet him at … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge

Tomorrow, I’ll be doing the 5K in memory of John. http://philly2010.livestrong.org/maryksmith So far, Team Smitty has raised a total of  $$2,045.00 I want to send a shout out to Team Smitty David Dushkin Mary Smith Scott Baer Carolyn Brown Elizabeth … Continue reading

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“Nathaniel & Daddy” A story for Nathaniel written by me…

I made a Shutterfly photo book for Nathaniel.  I figured since he doesn’t  have a father that he can celebrate Father’s Day with, I’ll try my best to bring his father to him.    Below is the link… I hope you … Continue reading

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Celebrities suffer grief too, “Patrick Swayze’s Wife Shares, “I can still feel his hand in mine.”

Patrick Swayze’s Wife Shares, “I can still feel his hand in mine.” For the first time since her husband, Patrick Swayze, lost his battle with cancer, Lisa Niemi talks about their poignant last two years together and the amazing lifetime … Continue reading

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