“Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime,
therefore we must be saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful makes complete sense in any context of history,
therefore we must be saved by faith.
Nothing we do, no matter how virtuous, can be accomplished alone, therefore we are saved by love.”
– Reinhold Neibuhr
I have found that I cannot fight this stage 4 lung cancer fight alone. I am so interconnected with others, and during this cancer fight I have come to understand how important a strong support network is. I would not be able to do all I do and I am so thankful to the family, friends, caregivers, medical professionals and community that have come forward to provide so much help and so much love and so much support. I am constantly grateful for this.
Which brings me to another amazing thing in these days of miracles everywhere. Dreamed up by the Dragon Women of SurviveOars and taken on with friends and many others on their “subcommittees,” is the:
FIGHT LIKE A MOTHER FUNdraiser
Saturday, March 3
9am – 1pm
Tidelands Park in Morro Bay
This event will have Dragon Boat tours (very fun, very powerful), yoga, live music, a drum circle, massages, raffles and silent auction, food, face-painting and balloon animals. It will also have resources on lung cancer and the family support group we are trying to launch on the Central Coast. For updates, more information or printable fliers, click the Fight Like A Mother Event tab above.
As this is a fund-raiser for our family and our fight against cancer there are opportunities to sponsor or donate. Monetary donations may be made at any RaboBank branch to the account “Juliane Mittman Benefit Fund” or sponsorships are available by calling Sabrina (805) 528-1649. To volunteer, donate action items or more information, call Sabrina at the number above or Marian at (805) 528-5208.
Special thanks to these early sponsors:
SLO Roast Coffee
B & B Garage Door Service Co.
Central Coast Body Therapy
Village Children’s Center Parent Committee
I am not involved in the organizing of this, but agreed to put it on my care site and this Fight LIke a Mother blog. I know many of you have asked what can you do and this is a perfect opportunity if you wish to help support our fight.
I am happy to spread the word as so many are working so hard on this. Besides raising money for our family, I see this event as an opportunity to spread the word about lung cancer, its lack of adequate funding and the rise in younger women non-smokers worldwide. It is also an opportunity to spread the word and organize a group to support parents with cancer in our area.
The quote above was a meditation in our church bulletin on Sunday which really struck me, especially the last sentence. “Nothing we do, no matter how virtuous, can be accomplished alone, therefore we are saved by love.” So true.
Or as the Beatles say, “I get by with a little help from my friends.”