Cancer: My First 5K And I’ll Walk In Honor Of Your Family And Friends

In Breast Cancer, Creating Happiness, Recent Posts by Barbara Jacoby

Two years ago, my husband Kirk ran in his first ever 10K in my honor and in the honor of other family members and friends who have dealt with cancer. He wore their names on the back of his shirt as his inspiration to do this. Last year, due to injury, he was unable to participate but this year, the race is on again. What he has done and is again doing has inspired me to become a participant in the 5K portion of the event for the first time. But, we would like your help.

We are participating in the STOP CANCER Run/Walk event at Woodley Park in Van Nuys, CA (just outside of Los Angeles) on September 28th on behalf of the Let Life Happen team. This event raises funds that stay right here in our community with the proceeds benefiting cancer research at UCLA’s Jonsson, USC Norris and City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Centers and is co-hosted by Armie Hammer and Elizabeth Chambers. We definitely would appreciate any financial support you might be able to contribute but whether or not you are able to financially support this effort, we need your help with a contribution of inspiration.cancer walk feature

We would love for you to submit to us the names of your family members, friends, co-workers and acquaintances who have dealt with cancer. I am starting the list with the names of my father and brother who unfortunately lost their battles to lung cancer and renal cell cancer respectively but will grow that list with the names of our other friends and co-workers who we wish to honor who have each had to wage their own cancer battles. To this list, we would really like to add the names that you wish to submit of those that you wish to honor. This list of names that we will carry with us will be the inspiration that we really need in order to complete our mission.

It is simple to do. Just fill in the form at the bottom of this post and provide us with the names of the people who you would like to include. If you wish, you can include other details about why you would like to include them and your own name. We will be compiling a list on the Let Life Happen website for everyone to see and on the day of the race, you will know that your special people are helping to inspire the team that is working to help end cancer in every way that we know how and we are doing it for all of us.

If you wish to make a financial contribution, just click here and you will be taken to the STOP CANCER site where you can select the Let Life Happen team as those who you wish to support in this cause. But, remember, you do not have to contribute financially in order to contribute to our inspirational support list. And please know that we are most grateful for your input and support. Oh, and to those in the Los Angeles area, we would love to have you come out and join us. It would really be fun to meet you if you are able to attend.

Use the form below to add names of those you would like Team Let Life Happen to walk in honor of. [contact-form-7 id=”8036″ title=”Cancer Walk Names”]

We Walk In Honor Of

Adolph, DeHall, Ray Lesa AnnParker, Chrisy
AnastaciaHarbin, Elsie LesliePeter
AngieHarbin, Tex Lewis Chavez, Jill "Jill-Bob"Pfefferle, Dave
Banks, Daryl Hayes, Alva Loftus, RobinPfefferle, Donald
Barbolla, DennisHibbetts, DeloresLongino, DonnaPhillips, Shannon
Barnhart, BeverlyHibbetts, EthelLorrainePoteet, Julie
Blackstone, Ida Hoffman, SharonMarchiano, MelindaRachel
Blackwell, KarenHoward, Hattie Markwardt, Mitzi Dean Raeder, Myrna
Burcie, DyrkHoward, JohnMasterson, MiddyRichards, Sara
Carr, TeresaHoward, Patricia Miller, Ann Richardson, Janet
Chasle, DamaIvey, MarcelleeMoore, Danielle Robinson, Deb
Cook, MichelleJoeMoore, SylviaRobinson, Sherrie
Corley, DeborahJohnson, Bobby JoMueller, AlmaSavitz, Sally
Creech, BarbaraJohnston, DeboraheNardacci , MargaretSawyer, Doug
Dandrea, Karen Johnston, GinaNardacci, SuzanneSehosia, Phillip
Davis, Patricia Jones, Barbara Smith Neal, Rick Selman, Marsha
DeSoto, Carole Kane, SashaNegrete, Lisa Shock, Vernagine
Drotar, GeorgeKirby, KarenNicholas, KathySinclair, Jim
Drotar, SteveKraft, Petra Norton, Carolyn Skrobarczyk, Joyce
Edwards, ElizabethSmalley, Natalie
Felch, Alfred Irvin Spencer, Donnette
Felch, Dorothy Bodwell Jacobs Summerville, Robert
Felch, Jean Estelle GrantTerry, Gertrude
Flynn Crilly, Maureen "Mo2"Vongerichten, Michele
Foster, BettyWatkins, Dorothy
Gibson, Gary Watkins, Fred
Gibson, Molly Weavor, Christina
Gibson, StephanieWestover, Kristie
Gilsleider, PatsyWhite,Janie
Groff, Mona "Big Mona"Wilson, Sandra
Guidi, Nora Elizabeth Felch