Wednesday, October 21, 2009

From the Hills of Hincapie to the Land of Lance

Sunday afternoon, a group of a hundred or so gathered at the hospital's Cancer Center for a huge send off celebration! The Challenge to Conquer Cancer(C3) was ready to roll! Cancer survivors and those with loved ones having cancer had been training for MONTHS for this 1200 plus mile ride. They left Greenville, SC (home of George Hincapie) for Austin, TX (home of Lance Armstrong) on a week long journey to raise awareness for cancer detection and treatment. Have you seen them in your town??? They are scheduled to arrive in Austin on Friday for another huge celebration! I am so proud of these folks!!
These are two precious friends of mine! Robin--on the left--whose Dad is a cancer survivor, and Jeni--on the right--who is a cancer survivor herself. She has had over 100 skin cancers removed. That is NOT a typo! Y'all--sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen!! I have run marathons with these chickadees and love them dearly!

Caught Jeni digging in the back of her team's van (they are the polka-dot team!) for her gum! Too cute! Check out her socks! She even has polka-dots on her bike helmet. Here is the link to follow the team as they journey out west. would so appreciate your thoughts and prayers! The website is cool--you can track them on their bikes!
Robin made my Mama a magnet for her Yellow Team's car! I told Mama that she was going to Texas and would be famous! She just laughed at me. She has decided upon her treatment option. Monday, she will have surgery and follow it up with radiation. She has some pre-op tests tomorrow. Y'all, we have been surrounded with prayers and peace! God is using this time to fill us with joy--as only He can. I so appreciate your prayers for Mama and Daddy during this time. Again, we are all very positive and know that God will see us through no matter what. He is so good!!!

And this cutie pie is the darling that I took pictures of on Saturday in the pumpkin patch! The scheduled time for us was the only hour in the day that the rain stopped! God was watching over us there as well! I had more fun chasing him around the pumpkins! A true moving target! I took over 100 shots, and we all had a ball! Working on a website for this now--but they are not cheap!!
Y'all have a wonderful day! Thank you for all of the prayers!

Sweet Blessings!


Shay said...

Praying for your mom. You are such an inspiration, your entries always bless me.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Great photos. The little one sure is a cutie patootie. Look at his white blonde hair.

Great causes amidst you!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a cutie and I work in the nursery at church so I bet that one was a moving target. Still praying for your sweet Mama, keep us posted. I am so wishing I was in good enough shape to do something like that bike ride, runs etc, but I am getting there. Jackie

Jennifer @ Getting Down With Jesus said...

So inspiring.... Praying with you and FOR you all.

Joyful said...

Praying for you and your family. Sending hugs and lots of love.


Marci @ All Things Wonderful said...

Hi. What a wonderful cause! I love the magnet for your Mom. It gave me goose bumps. The Hymn--"The Solid Rock" (Charlie Hall) is playing on my laptop as I read this post. Jesus is our Solid Rock...cling to him during this time. Saying a prayer for your Mom.
Sending lots of love to you, friend.

Danielle said...

Hey girl, I didn't know about your mom. Don't know where I've been. I will be praying!

Love just that one shot... I can't wait to see more! I love pictures.

We got back Bethany's from her school the other day, and don't get me wrong, I like the place the does photos, but I should have done them myself. And I am not that I did buy one because it's Bethany, but in a couple weeks we plan to go up to Saluda, NC and get some shots of her there.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Worthy causes all! To think that anyone runs causes me to get winded (I am so not inclined). Walking is more my speed, if "speed" is the appropriate term.

That little guy is the cutest!


Andrea said...

You have an amazing and inspiring blog. I have joined to follow and look forward to getting to know you.

Blessings, andrea

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Come on down girlfriend! I would love to have ya over. Please tell Momma for me that I will lift her wayyyyy up in prayer. Yall will be fine~

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

Maybe some polka dots would help my stride!

Praying for momma this weekend. Thanks for keeping us posted. You are precious to me, friend.


The Heart and Mind of a Woman said...

As my momma (a stage 3 breast cancer survivor) say, "If they can put a man on the moon, why can't they find a cure for cancer?"

Thanks to all the ladies and men who help raise funds for this project.

Good to see you blogging, Susan.


Mary Singer Wick said...

Thanks for sharing this with us, Susan. I'm also so amazed by all the activities you are involved in, and all the precious souls you meet along the way!

God bless you,


Susan said...

Hey Susan,

What a great post! What a blessing your friend is doing this.

As you know my son is a cancer survivor too.

Praying for your sweet mother.

PS Send me your address and the shirt size for your son! I haven't forgot.

Blessings my friend♥