We can attempt to teach the things that one might imagine the earth would teach us: silence, humility, holiness, connectedness, courtesy, beauty, celebration, giving, restoration, obligation and wildness.
David Orr from "Earth in Mind"

Oct 9, 2007

She's Running for a Cause

Iris and Alder last September in Denver.

I got this in an email from Alder's Aunt Amanda.
We are running for 2 people in particular. My mother, Iris Grossman, was diagnosed with a relapse of lung cancer last October after 4 years in remission. A non-smoker her entire life, she is one of the lucky ones because they caught it early both times. After one serious operation and a year of chemo she is still going strong but not yet cancer free. Our classmate Val's Aunt Jane Garland passed away from lung cancer on October 30, 2006 at the age of 57. She lost a short battle due to a late diagnosis. Val's hope is that no other family has to under go that same struggle by increasing the availability of early detection methods. Lung Cancer is now the number one cancer killer of women. 15% of all newly diagnosed lung cancer cases are non-smokers who never smoked, most of which are women. 60% of all cases have not smoked in years, again most of which are women. We are running to increase awareness of this disease and hope that more time and money will be spent on early detection and finding a cure. Thanks for your support, Amanda Grossman, Andrea Wysocki, and Joy Burwell.

It would be wonderful if anyone could help. The donation page is here.

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