Walk For Hope To Cure Breast Cancer
I just wanted to inform everyone that I'm not only doing this Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer, to aid cancer victims; I have volunteered to do this special walk in honor of my Nana, she passed away on May 14, 2007 from breast cancer.
Her case was a little bit different from others. The doctors gave her a few months to live about 3 years ago. Well she proved those doctors wrong! She kept on fighting the entire time and ended up living much longer than predicted.
I remember when I first found out my Nana had breast cancer, I was devastated as was my family. I remember saying to myself why her? She is such a loving and good person and to top it off my grandma. I always knew she was a fighter and she knew it wasn't her time to go.
I cherish the last few years I have had with my Nana. She was always there for me any time I needed her. She always had answers to any questions I had about life or just anything. I always would go to her for any advice I needed, as it was always good advice! I just hope one day we will be able to find a cure for this horrible cancer so others won't have to lose loved ones in such a horrible way.
Thank you to everyone for your support and donations. I never thought I would be over my original goal of $300 by now as I just signed up for the walk on Monday, October 15. I have raised the bar a little bit and I hope you will all support me!
In Loving Memory
Mary Bridget Martinez
January 19, 1941 - May 14, 2007
Lauren G. Padgett
Editors Message: Yesterday I visited our human resources office at the Olympic Facility seeking the matching gift form from the Tribune Company. When I was unable to locate the form I asked our representative, Sam Parks, if he could supply the needed form to match my one-hundred dollar donation, and Sam told me "The Tribune has reached it's limit this year for matching employee contributions". WOW, I said to myself. I challenge all Tribune Employees to make a donation, even if our company will not do so, by clicking on the link below the picture or clicking on the title of this post. If you would rather donate by check or money order feel free to contact me for the file I will send via email. Thank you, Edward