Scatter my ashes here...

Scatter my ashes here...
scatter my ashes in the desert...

Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Very Proud Day

Groundbreaking, Poudre Valley Cancer Center. A seven year buildup to this day. Hundreds of people involved in the planning. Over 3500 individual donors.

Construction will now be underway in building this facility, which will serve the people of northern Colorado and outlying communities. Opening date in 2014.

There are several longtime readers of this blog who have contributed to this effort as donors, and I'd like to thank them for their generosity, even though they don't even live here and might never benefit directly from it.

Cancer touches everyone, and no one is immune from it, eventually someone they know or love will have cancer and it will impact everyone around them.

A few pictures from the day follow: it was a nice warm sunny day, fortunately, because the heated tent was nowhere near big enough to accomodate all the people who showed up for the event. There was a donor brunch in the morning with several videos and speakers, and a public groundbreaking in the afternoon, with more speakers, followed by the hardhats and shovels.

There were 3500 donors to the Cancer Center, but many more small gifts add up to more uncounted donors. The Save Change program yielded $85,000, throughout the community. The local schools raised the bulk of these funds, so many committed and dedicated kids.

Small steps really do add up. Remember there are so many steps in a mile, and if you just multiply those by 100, you'll know how many steps there are in a 100 mile run.

If you want to accomplish something big, break it down into small steps, but most important of all, don't put off starting. If you wait, it might never happen.

Start today.


giraffy said...

This is fantastic!

Alene Gone Bad said...

Thanks Heather, we are all very happy about it.