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Running For Relay For Life

220px-American_Cancer_Society_Relay_For_LifeIn May 1985, Dr. Gordon Klatt, a colorectal surgeon from Tacoma, Washington decided he wanted to raise money for the American Cancer Society in honor of his patients. Honor patients that have cancer or had cancer. For 24 hours, Dr. Klatt walked around the track. Throughout the night, friends paid $25 to run or walk 30 minutes with him. He walked approximately 83 miles and raised $27,000 to fight cancer. Nearly 300 of Dr. Klatt's friends, family, and patients watched as he ran and walked the course. After this successful event, Dr. Klatt thought about how other people could partake in a similar 24-hour event in communities across the country. He recruited a small team of people and put on the first Relay For Life event in 1986. Since then, Relay has developed into an overnight event where people bring tents and sleep out around the tracks.

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Strong Family Values Need To Be Taught In-Home

pianobrownMy sisters and I were blessed to have a solid family foundation. I want that for my grandson as well. As parents, instilling strong values are essential your children’s foundation. Some parents believe that children should be spoiled and pampered. I love my children too, but not to the point of allowing them to get away with everything.

As I lived among the young people on a university campus, some were nice and you could tell they’ve been taught well at home.

Then, there were those few who showed their true characters now and then. These children I could tell had no positive family morals taught in-home, and their parents were the ones who caused  problems for the university staff.

It’s sad when a parent believes everything their children tells them without reviewing all the facts. This is what I call showing their ignorance. I don’t know if there’s any hope for young adults such as these or for their parents. It seems as though our world thrives on violence and hate. Parents in my generation loved their children, but weren’t quick to

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