About three weeks ago on a Thursday night my husband and I were lucky enough to be invited to the AMC’s “Evening of Hope”. I was able to meet amazing people, survivors and people who supported them. When I think about it, they supported me, us ,and my family in our time of need.
As my husband and I walked into the room there was my name on a list I’m on 36 other people who raised over $2500 dollars each. I made Pacesetter status !!(Not to shabby for my first year!).We sat down at a table with a few other people. After chatting for a bit we met another lovely couple .She was a survivor and one of the ambassadors for this year’s Making Strides. It was nice to be able to sit and share our stories with each other and ideas on fundraising for next year.
As the awards were given out for top fundraisers I couldn’t help but get chills to hear how much money people had raised. Our little organization along Jersey Shore raised over $1. 2,000,000 dollars and breast cancer! And I was one of those lucky ones to be able to contribute to that huge amount.
This evening had touched me more than you know. I’m now on the path to do volunteer work for the American Cancer Society. I’m looking forward to being a mentor for another woman who is touched by BC at the young age just like me. I I feel that giving back is very therapeutic, and in my way it will help me heal my own wounds.