September 23, 2019
Hi all! Sorry for the lack of blogging again. Not much to say, which is good! I have had 9 of 25 total radiation sessions so far. Everything is going well. I am using the mepitel film which is a pain in the ass but seems to be doing the job.
I wanted to provide an update on the Making Strides Walk on Sunday, October 20th as I have gotten a few questions:
The important stuff:
-All participants need to register for the walk. If you do not register online (by joining my team) prior to the event, you'll have to visit the check-in area upon arrival, which could take forever.
-Check in begins at 7:30AM. Rolling starts are from 8:00-10:15AM. The overall event concludes at 12:00PM. Between 8:00-10:15AM there will be opportunities to start walking every 15 minutes - not sure when I'll get our final step-off time but I'm planning to be there for 7:30am.
-The walk starts and ends at the Central Park Bandshell from the 72nd Street Transverse.
-It is 4 miles total.
-Kids & dogs are welcome!
-If you are driving in, I suggest booking a spot in advance on SpotHero or other parking apps. If you are taking public transportation: From Grand Central, take the 6 uptown to 68th street and walk west to the park. From Penn Station, take the C uptown to 72nd street.
-Due to construction in Central Park, the main entrance to the Making Strides of Central Park walk will now be on the WEST side, not the east. enter Central Park at West 67th Street and Central Park West (Tavern on the Green) to access the Check-in/Registration Tent.
-The more we fundraise, the more benefits we have as a team. We're close to a "team tent" I think, and plus they just announced for every $500 you raise they'll put in an additional $100.
-Check if your employers do a match grant. I donated to myself and my job will match my donation which is really nice.
-No pressure to donate at all. I'm so thankful for what has been donated already. For reference, I got my wig for free from ACS, which would have been $4500 full price!
October 15, 2019
The end! Completed 25 of 25 rounds of radiation today, thus officially finishing active treatment. (Video, can we upload)