Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Stories my __________ told me!

Dr. Gordy Klatt was a Tacoma colorectal surgeon in Tacoma Washington. On May 1985, to raise money as part of his support to the American Cancer Society, he decided to walk the track at Baker Stadium at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma for 24 hours. In the 24hour walk, he circled the track for 84 miles and managed to raise $27,000. Today, relay for life is held across the United States and in some parts of the world. this we do today as we hear the stories of cancer patients and Dr. Klatt.

Listening to other peoples stories bring to perspective what is going on around us in the world. We usually tend to focus on things around us as we go on in life and even if we hear about it on the radio or television, it never gets home until we get to talk someone who has actually experienced it and talk to us about it and then it hits home. Listening to other peoples stories has gone on to encourage us to do great things. Jenny did not start relaying until she had her friends story about her fight with cancer, then she decided to start relaying. Hearing other peoples stories bring things and perspectives and gives us the urge to act on whatever it is that we can do. The story of Nelson Mandela encouraged many across the world to stand up for what they believed. the story of Christopher Reeves encouraged many to believe that they could overcome whatever problem they face.
By partaking and talking about your stories you could spur numerous people into action.

1 comment:

Miss Chris said...

My Relay buddy.
We all have a story as to why we support a favorite charity, cause or organization. I look forward to hearing your story. Maybe around 3am on April 25?