About being brave

Published 9:16 pm Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Bainbridge folks were brave against the winds Saturday at the Middle School track.

Tents and awnings had to be doubly secured, but the fierce wind wanted to take everything for a ride.

Balloons and hats flew away in gusts.

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Banners flapped and went flying away in the blink of an eye.

But what I really mean by brave is not that we all withstood the weather. What I mean is that we gathered to withstand something much more devastating.


Brave are the survivors.

Brave are their families.

Brave are all those who were there on Saturday to promote research against a disease that is not brave.

Cancer is not brave. It is cowardly. But it is insidious. It touches all lives. I hope it has never touched yours. It has certainly touched mine, and it’s difficult sometimes to be brave against such an invisible thing in the face of such a great, horrible loss.

But that is what the Relay for Life is all about.

Being brave.

Thank you, every single one of you, who had braved the wind.

Sally Miller