“Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.” Hindu Prince Gautama Siddharta, the founder of Buddhism, 563-483 B.C
Mari Byrd posted this quote up and it struck a chord with me.
Have you ever been moved by someone you never met? Truly honestly moved.
If you have followed my ramblings for a while you have heard me speak of the Tour de Pink (TDP). If you haven’t check here. TDP supports the Young Survival Coalition. Please click through and learn about YSC. They support women under 40 who have, or had breast cancer.
The fine ladies at Giant for Women introduced me to the YSC. It is a cause that they believe in and support. They help TDP on a logistical level but they also personally believe in the cause. Giant for Women believes that they can help to make a difference. I have seen the commitment first hand.
I find it hard to believe that there is a person alive who has no connection to cancer.
Cancer has affected many people in my life and has taken some of my closest relatives. Cancer SUCKS. It screws up people’s lives, and not just the people who have the disease.
Riding in the Tour de Pink was a very moving experience for me. I got to ride my bike which was great, but the time spent off the bike was the part that moved me. I spent time with people my age, and younger who were charming, positive, adorable, and upbeat. OH and they had CANCER.
Alright time to bring this rambling thought train back on the rails.
Randi Rosenberg is a woman that I never met. She is also a founding member of the YSC. Randi died this week. It appears the world is a little better place because of her.
Heidi Adams wrote a very moving tribute to Randi on the LIVESTRONG blog. Please click through and read it. She did a better job then I ever could.
I read this and was shaken. This woman was selfless and influential. She has helped so many people that she has never met.
Randi this is for you.
Come out to Support the YSC this coming Wednesday February 24th at Triumph Brewery in New Hope for Championship Roller Racing. This event will be a fun cycling release in this snowy winter and will be raising money for the YSC. Additionally they will be selling “Ribbons for Randi” to manage expenses for her young daughter.
Now to really come full circle. I read the quote above and it made me think of Randi. A woman I have never met. A woman who helped so many people to LIVE!
Thank you Randi.
Whose candle can you help to light? The help won’t diminish your flame, and just might make it brighter.
LIGHT A FLAME!