My web site is devoted to medical and treatment information about this rare cancer. My blog is devoted to sharing what has been the more difficult part of the journey for me, the emotional and spiritual road I've traveled as a rare cancer survivor.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Heat it to Beat It 2011!!!

Just wanted to let everyone know that the Heat It To Beat It walk is back again this year!  I traveled to Baltimore last year for the walk and it was GREAT!!  It is a beautiful walk in Baltimore's Inner Harbor, and funds raised go to research for cancers like ours that spread into the abdomen (peritoneal surface malignancies).  They were great about providing snacks and drinks.....even chair massages etc. after the walk!  A DJ was present and they even had warm up dancing!

Last year, the inaugural walk hoped to have 300 attend and to raise about $50,000, I think.  In the end 500 attended and $100,000 was raised, it was a HUGE success.  I was able to meet and have dinner with Dr. Sardi there, which was a real thrill.  We had communicated via e-mail and phone for 5 years, but had not yet met before then.  He is someone I truly admire; he is an excellent HIPEC surgeon who tries to give even those of us with high grade tumors and extensive cancer a chance.  He is passionate about research into our disease. He is also a very caring and easy to talk to person.  I truly have him on a pedestal.  I hope to get to hang out with him again for a bit this year.   I plan to go every year, and this year I think I even have enough frequent flyer miles for the trip!  Baltimore also has a great rail system, I stayed at an inexpensive hotel near the airport (Inner Harbor hotels are VERY pricey) and the hotel would provide transportation to and from the railway, which cost only $3.50 for an all day pass.  The train went straight to the Inner Harbor.  It was great!  I'll stay in the same hotel this year as it had a perk I LOVED.....free milk 24/7,  I love milk and never seem to get any when I travel.  First hotel I've visited that had free tea, coffee AND milk!

Last year I had a booth to represent the Appendix Cancer Connection at the walk and hope to this year also.

I've communicated with many of you via phone and email, and if you attend the walk, please look me up, I'd love to meet you in person!  The link to the walk's web site is here:   Heat It To Beat It.

Please try to come!!!  You'll be inspired!  If you can't attend but want to sponsor my walk, my site is Carolyn's Heat It To Beat it Site.  Donations for sponsorships will go to Heat It To Beat It research!

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