Miami Country Day's Walk for Cancer Assembly

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I had the pleasure of attending Miami Country Day School's Walk for Cancer Assembly.  We were invited to attend because the proceeds from this walk are given to The Miami Shores Heidi Hewes Chaper of the Woman's Cancer Association of U.M. (To which I am co-president together with Tammy Austin).

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Last year Country Day raised over $45,000 and this year their goal is $50,000.  All funds raised go directly to cancer research.

The whole school attended the assembly.  The Spartan Cheerleaders kicked off the assembly and were followed by numerous speakers including Walk Chairs and 2 cancer survivors.  They even had a dance with the "Crank That!" beat.

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Being present at the assembly felt great because I am a MCDS alumni, and because it is heart warming to see schools getting involved in such a worthy cause like cancer which affects so many of us on a daily basis.  But what touched me the most was the fact that Miami Country Day is dedicating the walk to Harry Greenberg, one of their senior students who was recently diagnosed with cancer.

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Harry's parents spoke at the assembly and got everyone teary eyed (yours truly included).  The fact that such a young, healthy and spirited young man is going through this is the reason why these fundraisers are so important.  A few of Harry's friends have shaved their head in support.  Harry's father spoke about CARPE DIEM - "seize the day".  The theme of the assembly was HOPE, FAITH and CHARITY.

The walk is scheduled for Saturday, October 27th.  Miami Country Day students are selling pencils, sweat bands, stress balls and sweat shirts to benefit the walk.  I hope to see you there!

**this post also appears at miamism.com**

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Rainer
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Sarah Cooper
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We have a walk the same day!!

And you guys look FABULOUS in pink!! 

Oct 10, 2007 12:14 PM #1
Rainmaker
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thanks for the encouragement Sarah - I was going to wait 'till later, but no better time than the present!
Oct 10, 2007 12:16 PM #2
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Laura Cerrano
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Ines, It's a wonderful cause and I wish this young man all the success and health in the world. 
Oct 10, 2007 12:23 PM #3
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Kaye Thomas
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Ines- I love it when communities come together for a good cause.. and I can't think of a better one..
Oct 10, 2007 12:49 PM #4
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Carole - and they do such a superb job with the event - I also wish Harry the best!  What's ironic is that Harry has been very involved with this Cancer Walk every year in his school.  He's a very giving and courageous young man.

Kaye - I totally agree.

Oct 10, 2007 01:03 PM #5
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Aziz Abdur-Raoof
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Ines & Rick --which one of you is going to take the extra step and shave those locks?
Oct 10, 2007 01:48 PM #6
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Thomas Weiss
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Ines,

You should very proud of yourself, you are doing something great. I also like the pink on you.. Ver Cool!!

Tom Weiss

Oct 10, 2007 02:01 PM #7
Rainmaker
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Aziz, Rick recently shaved his head (no locks there!) and I have donated my hair before....you never know!

Tom, cancer affects us all one way or another - if we all put a little part, we will be able to find the cure....without a doubt.  In the meantime, my dad is in remission and I will volunteer and give my time as much as possible.

Oct 10, 2007 02:34 PM #8
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Ines hopefully a cure for this terrible disease will be found with the help of more efforts like this to raise money to fund the research that is needed.  Maybe the cure will come form the research that you helped to fund with the money raised in this event.

Oct 10, 2007 02:47 PM #9
Rainmaker
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George - may God hear you!!
Oct 10, 2007 03:46 PM #10
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Desiree Daniels
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I love seeing kids rise to a calling like that ... they have no idea how much supporting a friend who's been diagnosed is going to change them..   Kudos to the group.  I hope they achieve all the goals and then some!!
Oct 11, 2007 01:51 AM #11
Rainmaker
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Desiree - being there in the event was very touching and you are right - all that support will not only make the difference for Harry, but for them as well.
Oct 11, 2007 03:04 AM #12
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Aziz Abdur-Raoof
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Can we see pictures of the shaved head? 
Oct 11, 2007 03:16 AM #13
Rainmaker
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Rick and Ines This is Rick this past Summer.
Oct 11, 2007 03:42 AM #14
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Diane Aurit
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Ines, in the end it truly is all about giving and sharing.  Do you remember the movie "Dead Poets Society" with Robin Williams...Carpe Diem!  Thanks for all that you do!
Oct 12, 2007 02:18 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Diane - it really is about giving. 

As a rule, everyone should look around and see how blessed they are and give back one way or another.  Whether it is volunteering at a local nursing home, or their local cancer association or helping their elderly neighbors.

I love that movie but this father talking about "Carpe Diem" really touched my heart.

Oct 12, 2007 02:48 AM #16
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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hi Ines,

Good luck on your walk!

We did one (a walk) as a family a few weeks ago in Anaheim, CA for the leukemia/lymphoma society. We have a little six year old in our family right now fighting cancer, she's sleeping on the sofa next to me while I'm blogging tonight. Her sweet ittle face is so swollen from the steroids, she doesn't even look like herself. Cancer knows no boundaries, it impacts so many in life.

Thank you for what you are doing!

Oct 12, 2007 05:08 PM #17
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Oh Lynda!  I have goosebumps all over me!  I will keep her in my prayers, cancer is such a horrible disease and having my dad in remission has given me a different outlook in life.  Please give her a hug from me, a total stranger that wants her to get well quickly.
Oct 12, 2007 05:13 PM #18
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Susie Roscoe
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Wow!!  I'm taken back at the dedication from the students!!  It's amazing how Miami Country Day's School Walk raised so much money last year with an even larger goal this year.  I'm touched...

If we can teach kids at a young age to share the passion for helping others...imagine how much we can impact them as adults!  Wow!! 

Congrats for being a part of THIS!! 

Oct 15, 2007 10:52 PM #19
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Susie - this walk began a few years raising a little over $1,000 and look where they are today.  It IS truly amazing and they do an unbelievable job and I am honored to be a part of it....it's really touching!
Oct 16, 2007 03:07 AM #20
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