Saturday, September 5, 2009

Light the Night 2009

Back in 2006, one of my very best friends, Rondi, lost her battle with Leukemia. It seemed to come out of nowhere, I'm still broken hearted over the loss of such a great friend.
Unfortunately, I don't have any better pictures of Rondi on the computer that I am currently on, but this is still one of my favorites. It was taken at Grad, back in 2004. Rondi is the one on the right, in the black and white dress, and I am the one on the left in the blue dress. This was taken at the dance, which wasn't all that fun. I think this picture captures the essence of our friendship perfectly, we could make fun out of any situation that we were put in. Believe it or not, none of us are drunk in this picture!

The point of this post is to let you guys know that I am helping to raise money to fund the search for a cure for blood cancers. I am doing this, along with my family and a couple of friends, through the Light The Night Walk. We'll all get together on September 26, around dark, and we'll walk around a park in downtown Calgary. We all participated last year and had a blast!
We called ourselves The Bambinos (we all have my dad to thank for that name!) We even made our own wicked awesome posters to carry around. Everyone seemed to get a kick out of that.

Everyone carried around balloons, each with a specific color pertaining to why you are walk. Those carrying gold balloons we walking in memory of a loved one lost, those carrying red were currently battling a blood cancer, and those carrying white were there to show support. It was a pretty fantastic night, and I'm honored to be able to do it again this year.

Which brings me to the whole reason for this post. Raising the money. The following link will take you directly to my fundraising page, where you can make an online donation. (If you would like to make a donation in another way, please contact me to arrange an alternate form on payment.)

Even if I can't raise a single donation from this blog post, it still feels good getting this story out there and letting you all know that I am trying to do my (small) part in searching for a cure!


  1. Though sad, this is a wonderful post in its inspiring message. Although your friend lost her battle with leukemia, your efforts to raise money may save other lives. Every year, I participate in something similiar called Relay for Life. One of my sorority sisters is a cancer survivor, and it brings all of us to tears every time she gives her speech.

    Best of luck raising money =) Either way, the story is beautiful, and hopefully science will find a cure soon.

    (BTW I LOVE the new background/format!)

  2. Thank you so much, and thank you for sharing the story of your friend! :)


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