Video: Weekend To End Breast Cancer 60K Walk

Today the fine people at the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation sent me a link to the “Weekend To End Women’s Cancers” orientation video,  which I’m briefly in with my family. It’s a long video (and you should maybe get the kleenex ready) but our little part comes in around the six minute mark.

The video brings back a lot of memories of the 2-day 60 kilometer walk I participated in last September. It was such an emotional experience (I’m barely holding it together in the video… ditto for my mom) and such a rewarding one – I’ll never forget it.  

I am already signed up for the Walk again in the fall and even though I can’t even make it up the stairs right now without losing my breath and coughing, I’m still holding out hope that I will walk it somehow.  I’ve got about five months to get well enough to walk it.  It’s like this: Cancer, you don’t say “No” to me, I say “No” to you. 

Because you know what they say: when in hell, keep walking.

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7 responses to “Video: Weekend To End Breast Cancer 60K Walk

  1. Linda

    Cannot stop the tears rolling down my cheeks, you are AMAZING!!! Can’t wait for Detroit to start & help you out to “Say NO to cancer”!!!

  2. Sandra

    It’s a beautiful, moving video.

  3. Jodi

    I’m walking this year. Can I sign up for Team Leanne?

  4. Lucy K.

    Agreed – tears and cheers! Come on, Leanne, keep up walking through that tunnel to get to that event in the fall. We will keep pushing and pulling as we await good news.

  5. diane

    I needed my kleenex during the opening! When I saw your Mom and heard the catch in her voice, I had to stop the video. I’ve since watched it all the way through twice. It’s a profoundly moving few minutes.
    Love you,
    Diane

  6. franny

    I say NO too. NO MORE CANCER IN LEANNE. GET OUT. GET LOST. HIT THE ROAD JACK AND DON’T YOU EVER COME BACK!

  7. Gail Tondino

    The tears do not want to stop!! Leanne, you are as beautiful, and elegant as I remember. And you have produced a beautiful and elegant daughter. Your face, oh that beautiful face that I have not seen for so, so long! You are one of a kind, Leanne, always were, always will be. AMAZING. Please give my love to your family – a special hi to your mama!

    MRI – GREAT NEWS! – you are truly in my heart dear Leanne! lots of love Gail

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