Saturday, September 09, 2006

A week from today Cindy and I will be on our way to Washington, DC. Cindy is an ambassador for Celebration on the Hill—an American Cancer Society event September 19-20. Nearly 4,000 “Celebration Ambassadors” like Cindy will participate and the total attendance is anticipated to be 10,000 (when people like me are included). The event will show national lawmakers how the American Cancer Society is waging the fight against cancer in communities nationwide. Ambassadors will meet with their members of Congress and let them know that fighting cancer is a priority to their constituents back home.

Celebration on the Hill will have some moving and memorable moments. Cancer survivors have a commonality that will create instant friendships between strangers from all across the country. Not all the ambassadors are survivors, but all have a high level of concern and involvement. One of the moving moments will be September 20 after the sun goes down. Luminaria will line the path around the Capitol Reflecting Pool. This is a ceremony that remembers those lost to cancer, those fighting, and those who fought and won. Everyone can participate.


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