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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Pepperdine University - Relay for Life!

Please excuse this selfless self promotion but it's all for a very good cause.

As most of you know all too well, I'm very lucky to be alive having survived cancer along with two very risky bone marrow transplants. Now that I have regained my life and my health, part of my mission is to help others who are newly diagnosed and struggling to survive. I feel very fortunate to be in a place where I can give back.

On Friday April 16, Pepperdine University will hold its Second Annual Relay for Life. I'm assembling my team this week and have until Friday to sign up at least 10 team members! It only costs $5 to register and though there is a "recommended" goal to raise $100 when you join the team, there is no pressure from me to raise any more than what you can or want to, but if you feel moved, go for the gold! Remember YOU are fighting cancer!

Relay for Life truly is an inspiring experience. And it's TONS of fun! For my older peeps, re-live your college days ala HotTub Time Machine! Plus, I may be speaking at the event, and will be honored as a survivor during the first lap!

If you feel weird about joining the team, then by all means make that known by making a donation or purchasing a luminaria in honor or in remembrance of a loved one.

Even if you cannot physically attend the event, it'd be nice to know who can support the team and be there in spirit...

Five dollars here and ten dollars there can add up to a whole lotta good. Sort of like in the way the tab adds up at Costco...

Everything can be accessed HERE.

I know we are all VERY busy and overwhelmed with our own lives, but please consider giving just an eensy-weensy piece of your time, even if it's just taking a few seconds to donate a few dollars online, to help another someone who has greater challenges than those of us lucky enough to have our health...

Thanks for indulging me...

Blessings,
Christine

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5 comments:

Amanda said...

I have been recently diagnosed with AML and am 1/2 Filipino and 1/2 Caucasian so my search for a bone marrow match is like searching for a needle in a haystack. I came across Christine Pechera's story and became so inspired by her positive attitude. I know when one goes through something like she is her emotions must be like a rollercoaster, I know mine are. Cristine if you see this blog I hope you write me back so we can keep in touch. I would like to join your quest for getting the word out to the Asian community about how important it is to join the bone marrow registry. I hope all is going well for you. God bless.

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Amanda said...

I am a 32 year old Filipina woman who has been diagnosed with AML. I can't find a bone marrow match and I fear that because of my race I may not find one. I am married and have 2 small children and I have so much to live for. I would like to get in touch with Chistine Pechera because maybe she may know a way I can spread the message of the importance of Filipina's joining the national registry. Chistina if you read this I hope there is a way for us to get in touch. I hope all is going well for you. God bless.

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