It's so moving to see all the Luminaria lit up.
Personally, I have been touched by cancer in many ways, but the two people closest to me that I have lost are my Grandpa and Grandma (from opposite sides of my family). I made one in memory of both of them.
My Grandma passed away when I was just a few years old. While I do not remember her, I always carry a piece of her with me. My wedding set is her wedding set that she used to wear. It's a constant reminder to me to cherish each day together.
My Grandpa passed away when I was 8-9, I think. I remember bits and pieces, but I know that personality wise, I have some of him. I have the same dry humor that my dad has and my Grandpa also had. :)
I really enjoyed being able to participate. I usually register for my runDisney events on my own, but next year I'd like to run at least one race for a charity.
Me with the Luminaria I made
Have you participated in any events supporting cancer research? Would you run with a charity?