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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Yellow Shirts.........

The Yellow Shirt has a number of meanings - for the Survivors, the joy of cancer survivor-ship, being alive and celebrating the survivor-ship of others who have defeated the disease; for current patients, the hope of successful treatment and to wear a yellow shirt the following year; for the families and friends, the gratitude owed to them for the perhaps more difficult burden they bear, because unlike the patient, they are not afforded the right to have a lousy day. The fourth meaning, for those we have lost to the disease - they are not there to don the yellow shirts, we can only walk in memory, remember, honour and celebrate their lives past.
New Friends

This year, our small town has once again outdone themselves. On the evening of June 7, 2013, the folks of St. Stephen and "thar aboots" - raised over $62,000 in this year's Relay, with money still coming in. Rather impressive for our small Town, Eh.
  
Lawrence
&
Jim and Lilly - NEW "Pals O" Mine -
Some of you did get  the pun - For those that did not;  our little town is also home
 to the famous chocolate bar "Pal O' Mine" made right here at the
Ganong Chocolate Factory !

The spirit of Love and Hope feels no burden, thinks nothing of trouble, attempts what is above it's strength, pleads no excuse of impossibility; for it thinks all things lawful for itself, and all things possible.
SaucyKod


13 comments:

DJan said...

Wonderful post, Saucy. I love the Yellow Shirt Brigade, and I guess almost all of us should appreciate it, who hasn't lost a loved one to cancer? :-)

Red said...

What a great celebration of life. Small towns can do anything they want. I have never seen a Pal O Mine candy bar?

Fun60 said...

Congratulations on raising so much money. But perhaps more than that the comradeship provided by the getting together and sharing the jubilation of recovery and the heartbreak of loss.

biebkriebels said...

Your town raised a lot of money for a good cause. The dutch people went to France to climb a mountain several times by bike or by foot. The more you went up the more money you raised. It was the same challence as your walk I suppose. Good you joined the walk and made new friends.

Saucy Kodz said...

Thanks DJan - when everyone was out on the track, including all the participating relay teams, it was a wonderful array of colour mixed with many, many "Yellow Shirts", indicating more and more survivors :)

Saucy Kodz said...

Red - if you go back in my previous posts, there is a post on Pal O Mine Chocolate bar and the Ganong Choc Factory posted on 4/16/12 - cheers, Lilly

Saucy Kodz said...

Yes, I agree with you - is definately is more about the comradeship, the getting together and sharing.....and you really feel it deep inside.

Saucy Kodz said...

Now that is most interesting Marianne, climbing a mountain. I would love to be a part of that. I think by the time my feet were done, I may have walked 10-14 miles, which is a lot for me, but what fun and what a nice. Cancer doesn't sleep, right; no matter how tired one is, so we struggle through the night and walk. Not too much to give up in an evening when one thinks about it. Thanks Marianne.

Francesca Edesia said...

Congratulations on the success of the campaign. What a nice group of people, it is clear that everyone had a good time, and for a good cause too. Hugs Saucy!

Francesca Edesia said...

I don't know what happend to my comment, so if you get this twice it's because my computer plays tricks. Congratulations on the success of the campaign. Such a nice group of people, having fun and working for a good cause. Hugs Saucy!

Saucy Kodz said...

Thankyou Francesca - rcv'd both your comments. You are right - they are a nice bunch of people and everyone has fun and well worth the hours walked.

Gail said...

That is a wonderful accomplishment of funding for such a good cause.

Janey and Co. said...

Heart warming post. People joining together for a great cause. Good Job!