Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Join the Steele Strong Team!

On June 12th, it will be one year since Rachel was diagnosed with AML! That is a day we will never forget. It has been an interesting year, one filled with many ups and downs, more tears than laughter, fears offset by hope, faith amidst the affliction, prayers and more prayers, and an overwhelming sense of humility as so many of you performed tender acts of service for our family. Instead of dreading this upcoming anniversary, we've decided to "give back" to one of our favorite cancer organizations--CureSearch.

CureSearch for Children's Cancer funds supports the lifesaving research of the Children's Oncology Group. During the last 40 years, research has taken children's cancer from a virtually incurable disease 40 years ago to one with an overall cure rate of 78% today. Their goal is a 100% cure rate for children's cancer. Only research cures children's cancer.

Come walk with us on July 9th at 9 a.m. for the CureSearch walk! It will be at Liberty Park in in Salt Lake. It's only $10 to walk and show your support, remember all of your donation will go towards finding a CURE for childhood cancer!

If you can't walk with us, you can sign up to be a virtual walker and still be a part of our team.
You can donate any amount--it all goes towards finding a cure for kids like Rachel. Help us spread the word! You can link this blog post to your facebook and twitter. So join our Steele Strong Team today!

*A quick update on Rachel's clinic visit yesterday. Her ANC went up from 600 to 2200! That is good news! She's been attending her high school volleyball camp this week too. Between that and her club practices the last couple of week's, she's been pretty busy!



  1. What a great idea, and an excellent way to help further the research that helped Rachel to conquer her leukemia. So glad her ANC went up, and I know she'll just get stronger as she works toward her goals. We love you all so much!

  2. I wish I could join every cancer team! I joined Team Skyler (Icasson) but know that I follow your blog and support you too Rach. I'm walking FOR YOU TOO! OH YA!

  3. We can't wait! See you there!

  4. Glad your doing better.

  5. Nice to see your being active.

  6. We will walk for you and all the others - as a virtuel walker!
    We are so happy about the information to ANC!
    Go on! It's great!
    And we so happy that you are so pretty busy!♥
    Anita and Dominik

  7. Marie and Rachel- I won't be able to make it but I will join you as a virtual walker. I will support you in any way I can, any time I can. I wish you all the very best and please know how much I love you all!!
    Connie Pond