Leaving the committee was hard. I knew that the committee was going to do something special and make a difference in the fight against cancer. Right before Annabelle was born I knew I could not undertake such a time extensive mission as I was already going to be focused on my family, work and committed to the LIVESTRONG Challenge (creating a team and fundraising events.) All of which were going to take up a lot of my time so I contacted the committee Chairman Ronald Bye to let him know my decision.
I let Ron know that I simply took on too much at one time and I had to make a decision on what project to drop. I felt that the only one I could drop was the committee do to my plans for the LIVESTRONG Challenge. Though I felt bad, I knew I made the right decision.
Since leaving the committee I have stayed in contact with Ron to keep track of their progress. I always told Ron that I will be their #1 supporter and I AM.
Today the committee is now the Cancer Advocates Coalition. They have done a great job to organize a life changing summit to be held this September 15th at the Mercy Center in Madison, CT. Here is the summary from their website:
The primary focus of this summit is to educate, inspire and empower people to goTo register for the Summit please visit: http://www.canceradvocatescoalition.org/registernow.html
back into their respective communities with a personal action plan that will
make a difference in someone’s cancer experience! That can take many
different avenues and is determined by you and what you are comfortable
doing. We will be offering instruction on non-profits, creating
support/focus groups, internet based ideas, political/legislative advocacy
As I said, I am their #1 supporter. Please take time to visit their website http://www.canceradvocatescoalition.org/ and get involved with their Summit. Ron and the team are committed to helping all cancer survivors. If you cannot attend please kindly donate and help them.