I'm in Baltimore for the 2nd annual Heat it to Beat It walk! I'm getting better at knowing where I'm going and using the light rail, a commuter train. The walk is held in the center of Baltimore, the Inner Harbor, but hotels there are very expensive, so I stay near the airport in a nice hotel that is 1/4-1/5 of the cost of an Inner Harbor hotel ad use public transportation to commute. Only $3.50 buys you an all day pass to use all of the trains and buses...can't beat that ($40-$50 one way commute to the harbor via cab). After walking miles downtown today, I attended a very nice and well-attended reception for the walk at Mercy Medical Center tonight. I got to meet some other great survivors! One is an 11 year survivor. She also initially received a terminal diagnosis, and after her first HIPEC surgery it recurred three years later...and she received a second terminal diagnosis. She had a second HIPEC surgery 7 years ago and has since been cancer-free. The walk is tomorrow, and so far 671 signed up prior on-line, more signed up tonight at the reception. Will let you know the grand total when I know! I will post pictures of the walk when I return home (forgot my card reader).
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