HOPE for a CURE~VT Relay For Life 2012

Relay For Life is a support and encouragement to families and individuals who have been touched by the challenges of living with cancer and in memory to those whose cancer struggle has ended. 

Virginia Tech is where we “Relay For Life” every year. VT was the top fund-raiser among universities in 2011, raising more than $600,000, and the student planned and implemented event is an inspiring experience.

See Virginia Tech: Relay for Life 2011 video (youtube.com)

VTHOPE, (c) 2012, Joni Beach.

This year every person at the microphone began by saying, Why I Relay...“. The answers included “because of my mother …grandmother …roommate …uncle …father… friend…sister…brother, etc.”  

See video— Virginia Tech Relay For Life 2012

As I look at the energetic, dedicated, youthful faces around me, who will walk, run, and stay up all night for this event, I am struck with the thought that perhaps it will be from this generation that a CURE will be found…

HOPE Illuminaries, (c )2012, Joni Beach.
HOPE Illuminaries, (c) 2012, Joni Beach.

HOPE for a CURE.

Blessings, Hope, and Peace to all individuals and their families who are dealing with cancer.

Family & Human Development Resources…

Mountain RhododendrenIndividual & Family Resources is a new addition to the Family/Human Development page on my website. This listing will continue to grow as I share resources with information on topics that may be of interest to individuals and families. One section is Health & Families, which now includes The Cancer Experience...

Also, new to the website is a Links page. The two main areas of these links will be related to Human Development/Family and to Art & Artists. I invite you to check out these new additions–I hope they are of some help to you!

In the art of life, the daily challenges I know can really tax my abilities at times…Gaining needed knowledge and learning new skills can help to encourage us and enhance our experiences.