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Support those who are fighting to end cancer

We’re proud to know that a local schoolteacher and others from within the Ennis community are taking part in the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure 3-Day walk in Dallas next month.
Cancer is a huge weight on our society — literally, emotionally and every way in between. Whatever efforts can be pursued to curtail the disease are worth trying, especially in the name of the ubiquitous Komen organization.

The circumstances of the individual cases aside, each person who takes part in the 3-Day has some tie to cancer, be they survivors themselves or friends, family, extended family or whoever. We are all touched in some way by the horrible illness and the weight that it puts on us as human beings.

We are uplifted and buoyed by the stories of strength and success in this face of what was once considered a terminal diagnosis. We, like so many of the participants in this effort and others like it, don’t believe it has to be considered the end of the line, either. The world medical community is making great strides in the fight against cancers of all types, and to be sure, we are grateful to their unflagging efforts to end the scourge.

Still, the fight is a long one and fraught with hardship. That is what makes the efforts of organizations like the Komen foundation and the 3-Day in Dallas this November such important parts of the struggle.

Support and camaraderie are one of most integral parts of the process of dealing with cancer, and those who live with the disease understand that. The 3-Day is designed with that idea front and center — participants spend three days covering 60 miles of ground and camping at night, learning, talking and bonding. You have to appreciate the level of personal sacrifice that comes with working on a completely volunteer basis to raise funds, as well, and the goals required to take part in the 3-Day are no small pittance.

We’re putting our support behind the locals who are making the effort to be a part of this, and we want to let you know we’re proud of you.

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