Since Michael and I returned from our Chasing Rainbows Screening and Discussion Tour last April/May we have spent time meeting people who could help us producea young adult cancer awareness concert for Fall 2009 – that we plan to stream live , on-line across Canada and further, if the technology allows it to be so. We plan to make sure there is a website in place for follow -up support. I will keep you posted as we get closer to making our goal a reality.
This past November, Michael and I were invited to screen “Chasing Rainbows” at the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division’s first”Surviving Cancer and Living Well Conference” in Toronto. It was one of the first Screenings at a Plenary Breakfast Session for a Conference of that size for us. Young adult cancer survivors Peter Mazereeuw and Lisa Kramer (from the film) spoke, Michael played and sang and the film brought chuckles and tears to the mixed audience of cancer survivors of all ages and health care professionals.
December 1 to December 2 we screened the film in Regina and Saskatoon at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agencies. Again, it was early morning sessionsfor the staff of the oncology departments. Again, the film and music moved people to laughter and tears. It feels good to see my daughter Sara’s goal being met. She is still making a difference.
On these past two tours Michael and I also startedvideo taping young adult cancer survivors for an on-line support website and published young adult cancer survivor anthology of short stories. I believe the more support there is out there for young adults the better.
Well, that is it for now. As I prepare for the holidays, I think of all the wonderful people I met on our 2008 Tours. It is truly the highlight of our trips.
Happy Holidays everyone!
More in the New Year!