Tue Jan 24, 2017, 10:57 PM
Boadicea (5,220 posts)
RIP Monika Allen
To Monika Allen, the tutu she wore was more than a fashion statement.
The tutu was a way of life. It was a symbol to say that she was going to dress the way she wanted while living with terminal cancer.
Friends and those who never met Allen have been honoring her through social media posts. They remember the cofounder of Glam Runner—an organization that sold tutus to raise money for the San Diego chapter of Girls on the Run—for continuing to run races, never showing signs of weakness against the disease she was fighting.
When I first started running, I ran across her page after Self magazine made fun of her for running in tutus...she was such an inspiration.
She finally completed her life race.
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RIP Monika Allen (Original post)
Response to Boadicea (Original post)
Wed Jan 25, 2017, 10:10 AM
JeffJenk (2,731 posts)
3. What is really sad is that private citizens have to spend enormous amounts of time raising money
for good causes like this (e.g., Wounded Warrior, etc.) that SHOULD BE a function of our government and paid for with tax dollars from EVERYONE.
Our government has enough money for tax breaks for billionaires, sweetheart deals for already-rich corporations and individuals, and direct subsidies and overly-generous tax rules for business - but refuses to spend what is needed on things more vital to our society.
Remember the "enough money for schools but the War Department has to have a bake sale for its tanks" wish some of us used to have? That would MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.
Our current system is guaranteed to impoverish us and degrade our quality of life to funnel even more wealth up the food chain to the parasites on top.
Meanwhile, good people die from disease and millions of other vital needs of our society go lacking - but the rich get richer so all is great again.
It's mourning in America for what could have been a great notion, and nation.
Response to JeffJenk (Reply #3)
Wed Jan 25, 2017, 10:54 AM
Boadicea (5,220 posts)
4. That is why I don't vote for the incumbent anymore. I don't care what party they are in
I caucus with Republicans for the primaries, and then vote against the incumbent in the general election. Politician should not be a life long career choice.