Thanks so much to everyone who went out today to participate in Race for the Cure in Seattle! The weather was gorgeous, the comradery undeniable and we are all so touched to be the benefactors of so much healing energy.
These charity walks are always so emotional for me. The city streets are closed, and all you can see is a sea of people in matching t-shirts, all of them walking to support the struggle of someone they love. Time magazine this week is devoted to cancer-there are a number of articles about all different facets, from being the patient, to new research opportunities. It seemed clear to me that many scientists are hoping for cancer to become a chronic, and thus manageable, disease. New forms of targeted therapies are being developed in hopes that patients won't have to endure the side effects of chemotherapy and radiation, that only the cancer cells will be able to be destroyed. I hold those images from those walks in my heart. All of those thousands of people. Why do we still not have any cures? Why are we still not able to prevent?