Pink pin in nationals packets: Winning the race against cancer
Here’s what note in the packet will say:
Cancer touches everyone is some way, and as natural competitors and athletes, our outlook of the fight comes from the same drive inside. My intensity of training hasnâ€™t changed, my wife, Karen, and I are just running a different type of race. The mental, emotional and physical demands we endure for competition at the levels of Track & Field are now laser focused on WINNING THE RACE against cancer.
Cannot believe what SPEED truly means: Karen and I have always done this. We are always proactive with our health care; annual exams, dental, blood work, the usual male/female screenings, and finally home-self exams. We trust and hope that you do the same for yourselves, and encourage family, friends, and loved ones to follow suit.
Never take your competitorâ€™s SPEED for granted and react FAST. When the gun went off in this race our reactionary time was critical. At that split second we did not know that the Grade 3 FAST growing tumor had already left the blocks. Even as early as we detected it, cancer has a mind of its own. No two cancers are the same.
Know your competition: The amount of knowledge we needed to have in such a short time span will make your head spin. Finding trusted information through our resources was GOLD. Many blessing to Meghan, her mother, and our dear friends.
World Class Standards: Many of us research our individual events to out-perform our competition; and for this race â€“ knowing your competition is just as clutch.
Weâ€™ve had wonderful responses, gifts, and support from our Masterâ€™s Track & Field family. Our gratitude can never be fully expressed. Please show your support during this weekâ€™s competition; wear this pin on your competitive and/or warm-up uniform during this Masterâ€™s Track & Field Championship. I will be running with you in a different way. Good Luck in your Competition.
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With Godâ€™s Speed, on and off the Track & Field
Karen & Craig Davis – World Master 55-59 SPRINTER