Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Even though Prince Charming and I are no longer dating each other, we have decided that we would like to stay friends - and while that has been a battle for me in and of itself, I have chosen to go along with him because I like having him in my life.
He is one of the few people who lives with me at school that I can talk to about almost anything and he makes me feel better when I am upset - so even though stepping back and making a conscious effort to remain "just friends" sometimes is more difficult than I can imagine - I like that he doesn't want to just cross me out and leave me behind.
And building up a base of pure friendship can do nothing but good things for our relationship - whatever relationship we have from now on.
So, because Prince Charming is my friend, and also because what he's doing has a special place in my heart, I am going to do something I don't normally do.
Prince Charming and his friends are running in the Relay for Life - and I think you all probably know what that is, but if you don't Relay for Life is partnered with the American Cancer Society to raise money for cancer research, to help people live longer, and things of that nature. It's truly a wonderful thing for people to participate in - and so far Prince Charming is on a team with seven other people. They are all trying to raise a minimum of 100 dollars per person - so if they each get 100 dollars, that's 800 dollars that's going towards helping out people with cancer.
I don't know if you guys know this, but my dad was diagnosed with prostate cancer when I was a freshmen in college. He had to have surgery, and now he's doing fine - but he still monitors what he eats, he all but gave up red meat which completely surprised me, and he's thankful to be alive and healthy.
Honestly, our involvement with cancer hasn't been as horrific as some, and for that I am very thankful. Not to mention very blessed.
I don't know a lot of details, but I know that Prince's grandfather was diagnosed with the same kind of cancer my dad had, but from what I've heard it sounds like he's in a more advanced state - but I don't really know for sure.
What I do know though, is that millions of people are affected by cancer whether they have it or know someone who does, or know someone who was taken by cancer. And what I also know is that giving towards cancer research is one of the best things we could probably do for those we love and care about.
So here's the link. Prince has got 60 dollars already, but he needs at least 40 more. And can you just imagine if he got 200? 300? Wouldn't that be fantastic?
I don't know if a cure is really realistically lurking on the horizon of "anytime soon" but I do know that all the research we can do, the better.