Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Look At Cancer From The OUTSIDE -by Joe in Outdoors! 

There are many weapons in our arsenal against cancer.  We are grateful for a long list:
  • world class Oncologists & teams
  • prayers from family/friends of faith
  • positive thoughts from family/friends who are agnostic/atheist
  • financial assistance from Medicare, insurance and family
  • support and advice from other cancer patients & survivors
  • getting in top physical condition via exercise & diet

But another very important aspect is our increased hiking & kayaking.  What wonderful places we have been this year!  Hiking trails high in the Olympic Mountain Range.  Other spectacular hikes in the Cascade Mountain Range.  We've also begun a tradition of taking communion together on the mountain summits we reach.  Our faith and hope get such a boost from alpine heights and majestic Northwestern forests.  In the kayak we get to see so much wildlife, so many beautiful scenes. 

If you are fighting cancer or doing all you can to stay in remission, we urge you to find an outdoor activity you love and take the time to enjoy it!

As always, THANK YOU for your continued caring & support!

Love & Blessings,
- Joe