Monday, April 5, 2010

I NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

I would like to introduce to you my long-time friend Jan Taylor. Jan and her husband Mark have both been friends of my husband and myself for over 26 years. Great friends...great times together!

Jan was recently diagnosed with Liver Cancer and needs your prayers!!! This post will go out to my 500+ blog readers, 300+ Facebook friends, and 300+ Tweetin' contacts. I'm hoping that all y'all will remember my friend Jan in your prayers, also her Doctors, and her family.

This is Mark and Jan at my wedding 25 years ago, about the time I first met Jan.

In honor of Jan, I am taking part in the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Port Saint Lucie, Florida on April 30th. Because cancer never sleeps, Relays are overnight events and are 18 hours in length. With God's help, I will be walking in this event starting at 6pm on Friday the 30th of April and hoping to last the entire 18 hours!!! This is the very least that I can do for my friend to support her! During the event, I will be praying very hard for my friend and also would love to pray for your family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor, or anyone you know who is battling cancer. If you provide me the name in a comment or e-mail me, I will certainly place that person's name of my list. 18 hours...Me....God....The Pavement--lot's of time to pray:)!!!

Each of us has our own reasons for caring about the fight against cancer...whatever your reasons, I hope that you will chooose to make a difference by making a donation online to support my efforts. Your donation is of course tax deductible and goes toward the fight to end cancer in our lifetime. Any amount that you can give truly can help save lives!

You may go here to make a donation on my behalf to support the Cancer Society. You may provide your name for the donation or donate anonymously. I NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Thank you soooo much and I will keep you posted on my progress.












39 comments:

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I would be happy to pray for your friend Jan & her family, Janice. And I'm very impressed by your dedication to stamping out cancer...that's quite a walk you are undertaking! Good luck & blessings on your journey!

Joanne Kennedy said...

You can count on my prayers for your friend! Thankfully I do not personally know any one battling cancer right now that needs to be added to your list but what a wonderful person you are for the offer.

Hugs,
Joanne

DMLD said...

I will be keeping you and Jan in my prayers. . . God Bless You and good luck on the walk.

midnight macaroons said...

I would be honored to pray and support your walk. Faith is built during difficult trials. When we seek Him He never fails and He always shocks us with what He can do in our lives and those around us. Sending strength, encouragement, and comfort.

Hope you have a comfy pair of sneakers.

A Hint of Home said...

Hi Miss Janice,
I feel your pain very personally. As you know my good friend Ceekay @ Thinkin' of Home has Ovarian cancer. My sister and brother are both fighting the disease as well. My sister, Barb, has breast and brother Mike, throat cancer.
I admire so much what you are doing to help the cause.
I have prayed for Jan and will continue to do so.
Best wishes on your walk and prayer time.

Bama Belle said...

We will keep Jan in our prayers. What a dear friend you are indeed!

Pink Martini said...

I would be glad to add your friend to my list. There is also a wonderful organization called Silent Unity that also receives prayer requests where they pray for you 24/7 for a month's time. You can find them on google. You are a good friend. God's speed on your journey as well. :) xoxo

Katie said...

I'm doing the relay for life here at USC and I'll be sure to think of her and pray for her as I do it!! We will be walking together Miss J!

PAT said...

Prayers for your friend!

J and I have participated in our local Relay for Life. Ours is always the first Friday in August...oh my...very warm and humid, but what a wonderful event.

J had a good check up at the doctor today. Two years cancer free. For this we are thankful.

JulesTX said...

I will keep your friend in my thoughts and prayers Miss Janice. Cancer has come to several of my family members and it is a long uphill battle each time.

God bless your friend and everyone sorrounding her.

Emma said...

Your friend et al will definitely be in my prayers.
I have been doing RFL for the last 6ish years and it is an amazing experience-so glad you'll be doing it too. Good luck!

Trish said...

I would be more than happy to help support and pray for your friend. Cancer has taken quite a few of my loved ones' lives, and so it is a very personal cause for me as well. You are wonderful to take on such a challenging walk! I knwo you will do amazing, and I'll be with you in spirit all the way!

9405018--Pat said...

Will do..you can count on my prayers....Pat H

9405018--Pat said...

Will do..you can count on my prayers....Pat H

Preppy 101 said...

Of course I will pray for her. How lucky she is to have a friend such as YOU!! xoxo

Cynthia @An Accomplished Woman said...

I will add her to my prayer list.

Cynthia

Tammy B said...

I will be participating in Relay for Life the first Friday in May (my sister is on the committee). I will pray for your friend Jan and her family. I have noticed that everyone's life is effected some way or another by cancer. Let's keep all of the cancer patients in our thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Miller said...

I will pray and donate Miss Janice. Yes we are all affected by cancer everday in many ways.

I am so proud of you! 18 hours of walking is just incredible. Thank you very much from the bottom of my heart for your gift.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
You are such a sweet person. I love how your concern turns into action. Good luck with your walk, will be cheering you on and waiting for good news concerning your friend.
Valerie

The Classic Preppy said...

I have a huge email prayer partner list, so will add her name. Prayers for your great success..... I had prewritten a blog post for today as I am on the road and it is about cancer, too. My cousin, who is mentioned in the post, helped with the design and production of socks that were made specially for the 3 day Komen Breast Cancer walks. They are made by a company called Thorlo and the link is here. They are sold all across the country. I have some and they are GREAT walking socks! Prevent blisters for sure... http://www.thorlo.com/walking-socks.php

bevy said...

What a wonderful friend you are. Jan will be in my prayers. Please keep us posted!

Sherrie said...

I will keep your friend Jan in my thoughts and prayers! You are quite a friend to walk for 18 hours. I bet she is so touched by that. Hope you had a lovely Easter. We went to church at a St Bernadette's Catholic Church in Port St Lucie and what a beautiful church it is.

The Barnett Family said...

What a special friend you are indeed....pounding the pavement for that LONG is dedication! My mother is a two-time breast cancer survivor. You and your friend are in my thoughts. You go girl.....

BLC :o said...

Such a great cause! Jan is in my prayers. Cheers to finding a cure! Xoxo-BLC

PS: Looooove the tablescape. :)

DisneyCosmo said...

You are certainly showing the epitome of friendship. Good luck to Jan and all her family and friends.

Angela

marypatt said...

Your friend Jan is now on my prayer list and so are you.
I have walked all night in a Relay for LIfe and it isn't easy. Plan on doing nothing when you get home from the event. Stay hydrated.

Michelle said...

Miss Janice, I'm so sorry your friend has cancer. Will certainly pray for her and her loved ones. Will contribute if I am able to.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
You're very welcome!
Valerie

From the Kitchen said...

Sending prayers for your dear friend, Jan and for you as well as you walk to honor her and others.

Best,
Bonnie

...All Things Refined said...

Miss Janice - I will be praying believing for Jan's healing. Everyone should have a friend like you. love and hugs.

annie said...

I will be adding Jan to my prayers and you also for your success in the relay.
May God in his mercy send Jan a complete renewal of health.

MBM said...

I will keep your friend in my thoughts & prayers. We both have similar posts right now. Sending much love & support. xox MBM

kay said...

I will be keeping Jan and her family in my prayers. You are a wonderful friend, and I would be honored to support you on your walk. Again you are a wonderful women and friend to do such a thing.

Bunny Jean's Decor... and More! said...

I admire your dedication to your dear friend and also your determination to finish that LONG walk.

I will pray for her, her family, and doctors.

My son-in-law (Kevin Sherwin) was at the last part of a long process to get a kidney transplant. He is only 36.

He was almost scheduled to receive his father's (Roger Sherwin) kidney when they discovered a spot on his father's lung. I am waiting to hear about the biopsy results.

My granddaughter adores her daddy. (They are best friends.) I just hope she will not loose those two special men in her life. Logan is just 8 yrs old.

My daughter Angie and Kevin have been sweethearts since they were 16.

This is one of the reasons I want to make the move back to Ca. At least I will be on the same coast.

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

bloggerprotectionprogram said...

I will definitely be praying for your friend Jan. And you go, girl! My mother in law Fran Stergion has ovarian cancer and my best friend's husband Chris Cummings has colon cancer. Prayers help! Keep us posted on the event.

KDC Events said...

Many prayers coming her way! You will rock your relay! I will also keep you in my prayers that your legs carry you as far as you need to go! Good Luck! Can't wait to hear how it goes.

Debbie said...

I will keep your friend in my prayers. Good luck on the walk, that will be great!

Miss Janice said...

Blogger Protection Program:),
Since your blog is private, I have no way of contacting you. Thank you soooo much for your support. I have added your mother-in-law and your best friend's husband to my prayer list! Prayers are coming their way. Thank you again.

Her Preppiness said...

I will be happy to pray for your friend.