Sunday, January 25, 2009

Coaches for Cancer

Today we volunteered at an American Cancer Society event that featured four high school basketball games. Yes, FOUR. Basketball all day long! What is the connection between cancer and basketball? Well, it was a fundraiser of course, but there are greater connections:

1. In cancer, as in basketball, you will have your butt run up and down the court.
2. Seemingly out of nowhere the game will change up on you.
3. All around you people are saying, “Lookin’ Good” while you are thinking, “I can’t breath.”
4. There are time-outs, (Not as many in cancer as there are in basketball), but the time-outs in cancer are so sweet—you begin to believe you can have a life again.
5. When you are in the middle of the game, playing as hard as you can—in both basketball and cancer—you cannot see the many people who are cheering wildly for you to win.

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