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Flashback #13: Being At CancerCon


To celebrate our 2-year anniversary of being a nonprofit, Lacuna Loft is bringing back our top 31 articles from our archives!  The countdown to our top post is continuing today with Flashback #13: Being At CancerCon, written by Mallory. These 31 articles are the best of the best and we’re very happy to share them with you again!  The countdown continues tomorrow!

….When I arrived to my first activity, the run/walk scheduled for Friday morning, I was nervous, toting my registration bag of swag, and feeling silly to be at a semi-professional event (since I was representing not only myself but Lacuna Loft) in multi-colored knee length tights and a running shirt.  I stayed off to the side and just watched for a few minutes as groups of people, who seemed to have known each other for years, congregated and visited in the downstairs lobby of the hotel.  Then, someone walked up and just started talking to me.  He was friendly, but not so overly friendly that I immediately worried about what cult I was joining, and very welcoming.  During the run/walk I was supposed to be having a walking meeting with someone so I kept an eye on her while I kept talking to my new friend.  Once the group started making its way out the door, my walking-meeting partner yelled out for me, and I quickly joined her.  From there started an epic couple of days.  The first timer welcome and orientation involved a rock-paper-scissors tournament where, once you lost a round of the game you turned into a cheering section for the person you had just lost to.  Eventually, the whole room was divided into two, yelling and cheering masses, each supporting their own rock-paper-scissors champion.  Over the course of the week, I kept running into people and saying, “oh yea, hey!  I played you in rock-paper-scissors!”…


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