Friday, October 1, 2010

Miles for Melanie

This is Jenn and me a week ago.
We took part in a 5k "Miles for Melanie"
Melanie Kau is the mother of a classmate of Jennifer's.
I don't really know her well but I've watched her daughter Kalani grow up as I've helped in Jenn's classrooms and attended school events. 
Melanie Kau has cancer.
She was one of the fittest people I know. Running, playing tennis... last spring/summer they discovered she had cancer in her lungs, and her brain and bones. I don't know all of the details but I do know that if it can happen to her it could happen to any of us. I'm not much of a runner but it seemed a small thing to do to show our love and support and help out a little bit with the expenses. 
Melanie, you don't know me but I'm praying/pulling for you!
more about Melanie 
and more pictures from the run


Amy said...

Wow. Way to go and support!

Grandma T. said...

Good for you two! Karen, you look downright skinny!

Celisa said...

Good job! And I'll keep your friend in my prayers.