Closer to Home Than We Think


I’m not sure if I was just sheltered as a child, or if our world was really that sweet and safe, but I do know that when I was young people seemed to live long, and my life was rarely touched by disease and suffering.

Unfortunately, this lack of experience caused me difficulty later on in life, when I finally realized that these things DO happen, and not just to OTHER people.

I remember back in the mid 90’s when I had my first ‘real’ job as part of the YWCA Health and Wellness Team. As a community of health professionals, we came together each year to lead our volunteers in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure and provided the warm up for thousands of others out at the event.