Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Ice, Ice, Baby...

"Oh, we need a little xmas...right this very minute..."

I meant to post this before now, but the last week has been a mess for me. Anyhoo...Last Monday, the 16th, I attended an event in DC for cancer. It was at the Verizon Center and featured ice-skating stars and recording artists. Included were: Dorothy Hamill, Scott Hamilton, and Olivia Newton John (All three are cancer survivors.) Also there were Kristi Yamaguchi, Nancy Kerrigan, Viktor Petrenko, a few 2010 Olympic hopefuls and a couple of American Idols.

The show will be airing Thanksgiving (short notice) on Fox at 4pm or 5pm (after the football game).

Because I'm part of a colon cancer group, we got discounted seats. Instead of the normal $40-$100, I paid $2 each! Yep, $2. And...I was four rows from the ice. I guess cancer has it's perks. (Keep the discount...take the cancer from me.)

The show was SO good. At age 51, Scott Hamilton was still doing back flips. Olivia Newton John sounds exactly the same. If you get a chance, check it out tomorrow.


Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

I had the honor of attending Kaleidoscope (for survivors) with Shawn last month. When Olivia Newton John debuted "Hope is Always Here," Shawn (behind sunglasses) cried. It was subtle, and no one said anything. After the show, Shawn texted me to see if I knew when he cried. I told him that I did. What I didn't tell him was that I wanted to put my arms around him. I would give anything to go back to that moment so that I could hold my friend in my arms.