Rock the Pink 2010 at Uptown Drink was a huge success. Over $12,000 was raised for these four wonderful women. Here is the thank you speech given by Kimberly Hoffer.
THANK YOU SPEECH GIVEN AT
“ROCK THE PINK”
BY KIMBERLY HOFFER
I don’t know which is harder…….talking to you about my Breast Cancer or trying to get into the red DELTA uniform dress all alone in my hotel room!
There is no escape from a body that has betrayed you to Cancer. Neither physically, mentally or financially. At great cost you can try to remove it from the body, but you can’t remove it from the mind. It’s a nightmare that simply evolves into other phases and much of it I’m not able to speak about.
Added sadness has been my Brother Mark’s stage 4, Esophageal Cancer diagnosis a year to the day after my diagnosis and last weeks loss of my Husband Kilian’s Father to Cancer.
It’s as though my life is a city that has been destroyed in a war. All of the landmarks are gone, severely damaged or painfully different. I’m going to have to rebuild myself and my life one brick at a time.
I want each of you to turn to the person next to you and know that you are looking upon the face of someone as generous and caring as yourself! EACH of you has brought me a brick today to build my new foundation! Thank you!
A very special thank you to the ORGANIZERS of this GIFT of an event, Richard Moody, Lou Reynolds and Jodi Zueger, for seeing a need, putting their heads together and making it happen!
(Revised to add) With further knowledge, more thanks include Richard’s Partner, Lou Reynold’s Partner Michael, Jodi’s Husband and Daughter Terry and Raven and Tony Aguon.
THANK YOU TO YOU ALL, I’M TICKLED PINK!