How many people here know somebody who has died from, or survived cancer? Anybody here personally deal with it?
My grandmother died 3 years ago from breast cancer, and my girlfriends mother died when she was nine from the exact same thing.
I'm asking because I volunteered to do this thing called Relay For Life and Luminary Ceremony ... in a nutshell you buy for five dollars a candle with a note on it dedicating it to whoever lost their battle with cancer.
The goal is to line the main street of the base here, both sides, in candles. At nightfall, we light each of our respective candles, then start at one end of the road and walk/jog/run down to the end of it. It's a pretty spectacular sight. The army and especially CFB Petawawa here tremendously supports this event and on average roughly 5000 people turn up for it - pretty good for a base of 6500.
Anyhow, because I believe in this cause, if anybody wants to have a candle on this street, by all means tell me in this topic. No more than a few though I mean it's five bucks a candle and I can't afford a whole bunch here. I will take pictures of your candle at the event and post them up or send them to you. I put aside some money for this and am willing to spend more but I'm not going to put blanks on candles, the least that could happens is a name go on one.
So try not to be shy, PM me if you want with the name of the deceased or survivor. This is a good cause, if you don't already support it if you can.