A blog about us…and journey with Melanoma

May-hem

May was a crazy month for our household.  Many of our family members decided to be born in May, including our two children who are separated by 2 years and one week and my brother and sister in law, in addition to many others that are near and dear to us.

One thing we enjoy doing each year is throwing a big double birthday party for the kids.  So we invited 60 of their classmates and had a “treasure hunt” at the lovely Junipero Serra County Park in San Bruno. Other than the violent wind and the end of the world prediction on the same day, it was a great day of fun.

Birthday invite

Jack and Aidan hunting for treasure hunt rocks

In addition to being Melanoma month,  May 4 was the Melanoma Research Foundation’s Wings of Hope gala in San Francisco.  I joined the event committee and helped them with a bit of marketing and PR in addition to the fun task of collecting bottles of gin, scotch and rum from my generous friends for the party.  The best part: Mike and I had the distinct pleasure of meeting a number of long term Stage IV melanoma survivors…. Erick Davis, Suzanne Lescure, and Kari Worth – all patients of Dr David Minor at Cal Pacific Medical Center. Suzanne and Kari were both recognized for their contributions at the event and it was so uplifting to meet them.   Here are some pics of the gala:

Mike and Emily and MRF event in San Francisco

May was fun, but I am looking forward to an event-less June!

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2 responses

  1. A close friend has been diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Melanoma. We are seeking information on treatment, diet & any information that you think is useful for a 33yo male w/ a stage IV diagnosis. He is married & has three children. Ages 1, 3 & 6. The PET scan is on Monday. Biopsy has been sent off to see it it’s BRAF/+

    July 30, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    • I am so sorry to hear – I am sending you an email privately.

      August 1, 2011 at 7:51 pm

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