Well, from flooding (“I’ll share my Gillian tune later!) ) to SNOW?! SERIOUSLY? It isn’t even Jay Fordice’s birthday yet (Oct 2nd – he was my “consultant/editor” for my book!) – but alas, this IS Alaska, and we DID say we were looking to turng Obstacles and Adversity into Opportunities and Adventures – RIGHT?
Well, that’s this week!! Tonight is Trends and Transformation, where 23 cancer survivors (male and female!) will take to the catwalk at the Anchorage Museum to show off over 12 high profile businesses/boutique’s lines of clothing. Now, mind you I ORIGINALLY said I’d ONLY do it, if I could wear Carharts…..never dreaming Alaska Cancer Care Alliance (the sponsor) would say ‘yes’! (hmmm – can you say Godcidence that Army/Navy Surplus is owned by Mark/Debbie Cruver – and I went to Elementary thru High School with Mark?!!) Needless to say, I have an AWESOME Carharts outfit, and equally nice outfits that require (don’t faint) me to wear HEEL – in fact, one is BOOTS with heels!! If you are lucky, I’ll share photos in the next blog, but don’t want to ruin the surprises for the runway tonight.
Then, before I went to speak at Senior Circle to about 40 people at Mat-Su Regional Hospital yesterday, I looked at the paper, only to find that I had been featured in a special section they run yearly on medical issues highlighting my award of Great West Division/American Cancer Society Hero of Hope, plus a compliation of some of my book and other info gleaned from other articles/conversations with the paper. What a humbling and honoring way to start the day! Thanks Heather/Andrew/Robert and crew!
If that wasn’t enough, I then headed to learn how to ‘strut my stuff” down the catwalk by a former Miss Alaska, when the Reg. Executive Director of the American Cancer Soceity is up on the 2nd floor balcony and says “hey Care – come here!!” Talk about a DOUBLE humbling honor – I had the privelge of meeting Dr. Otis Brawley, the Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society – he had been presenting at Providence Hospital and had another meeting at a conference room at the Museum…….
THEN………it was off to the Anchorage Aces’ office – our professional hockey team. They are going to have a “Paint the Rink Pink” night Oct 8-9 vs. Las Vegas team and I was asked to be part of a video montage of survivors that will be used during the game…..uhhhhhhh……don’t ask me what I said – cuz I can’t remember – I just hope it was good and honored the American Cancer Society enough!! Thanks for the opprotunity and adventure of that one. PLUS we get to come to the games and see the jersey’s auctioned off for another fund-raiser for ACS!!
Next Saturday is Mat-Su Regional Hospital’s Women’s Health Fair – where, yes, I’ll be – for the Cancer Society and also having my book avaliable. Pretty cool – huh?! That’s if the snow’s not too deep nor the river runs any higher! Our road “officially” (*note “officially” and take it how you “think”!) opened on Wednesday I think…..at least that’s when I noticed I didn’t have to go AROUND the road closed sign (the borough already knew I had dr appts – so I had cleared going through the almost 2 feet of water – hit the floorboards of the Explorer……can you say scary?!!)
So just a quicky to everyone to say thanks for all their support and concern. We’re ok it’s just:
A tale was told of a fateful flood, The Little Su would rise, but Bubba Gump and Bill and Care, they would survive, but the path to Care’s Corner would be lost, Care’s Corner would be lost.
The river started going down, We weren’t sure what we’d see, but Care is left with a Solid Rock Cafe, which Bubba and Noel (the cat) do love, which Bubba and Noel do love…….
Signing off for now……
Crazy Catwalking Care……
Care Tuk is a nationally known speaker, educator, and retreat/workshop leader. She has been a school, hospital, and home health occupational therapist for more than 30 years. She has been named as a Top Business Woman in America and recognized for her work with youth, disability outreach and awareness, and the American Cancer Society.