May 22, 2008


Our CSL friend Joan passed away last week after her third bout of cancer. She was 48.

Cancer shaped her, but she was a true warrior through it all: even with chemo she still ran the Livestrong Challenge 5K and also went and got her brown belt in karate. Most of all her attitude to never give up, to hope against all odds and her warm smile will be remembered. A hero and role-model for many, this is a profound loss to the cancer community and especially her loved ones!

When we're doing the 5k Livestrong run in October, we're going to include her by wearing one of the "In honor of/In memory of" BIBs. I'm sure she would've done the run again this year, so now she will take part through her CSL friends!

This is exactly why this whole event is so important- remembering and honoring everyone touched by cancer, the warriors, survivors and angels.

Rest in peace, Joan!

1 comment:

Obsessedwithlife said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss.