Friday, January 6, 2012

And We're Back

Back to school and back to work this week - but what a wonderful holiday we had! It was so nice to spend time with our family and friends and to reflect on the second year of Georgia's journey. We were just a few months into maintenance at this time last year - still learning the intricate medicine schedule and getting used to life beyond the clinic and our friends there. And now the routine is pretty much second nature. I suspect, though, that once Georgia finishes treatment, there will be a period of adjustment at that point, too, but one that we will happily - and gratefully - manage.

Now here are a couple of things we talk about A LOT around these parts, even just last month, but their importance really can't be overstated, so humor me. Today, I received an email from the National Marrow Donor Program, marking my third year on the Be The Match registry. In 2009, I donated blood (for the first time ever) and joined the registry following a dear family friend's lymphoma diagnosis. I never could have imagined that a year later, I would be encouraging all of you to donate blood in honor of Georgia. It really is such an easy thing to do, and so, as always, we hope you'll consider becoming regular blood donors and joining the bone marrow registry. You could save a life in 2012 - how's that for a New Year's goal?!    

And because we know RESEARCH is the key to finding a CURE, and research costs money, we have two fundraising events to promote. First, a reminder that our sweet Emily, a cancer warrior herself, is training for The Ultimate Hike in support of CureSearch and childhood cancer research. Go HERE to donate and tell her to walk on with her bad self. We love you, Em!

Also, the Bacons are back! Our TNT dynamic duo, Will and Dianna, are really putting the pedal to the metal in preparation for the Capital of Texas Triathalon! Team In Training events raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, so visit Dianna's page HERE to help find cures for all blood cancers. Go TEAM!

We're looking forward to a beautiful weekend here at home, and we hope y'all have a great one, too!

1 comment:

  1. We are so proud to have Georgia as an honored hero! Hope to see you this Spring! : )