This will be the 4th year Team Sue’s Caboose will be running to raise money for Melanoma research. We are running in loving memory of Sue Charbonneau Beane. This is her story told by her brother.
Team Sue’s Caboose, began when my sister, Sue Charbonneau Beane, was first diagnosed with Melanoma, what started as an itchy mosquito bite, soon would take over her body. As we began to understand what this was and how it could/would impact Sue and the rest of her life, it became to be the driving force for the creation of the Village, made up of Sue’s friends and family. It was horrible having to watch a loved one suffer the way that Sue did, the pain that she felt when there was nothing that anyone could do to help ease it, the endless trips to the hospital on the drop of a dime. Sue fought a courageous long battle with Melanoma, all the while never letting it impact her outlook on life. She lived each day to fullest, with a smile on her face, a joke to share with those who needed it, never letting it stop her from being there for anyone and everyone along with a shoulder to lean on, even though she may have really been the one to need the shoulder. Always worried about everyone else, putting herself second. One of her friends put it best at her memorial, she lived the dash. Melanoma is a killer, I’m sure Sue would have different words for it, but it has brought her Village together to watch over her daughter and to continue to support the Melanoma Foundation to find a cure for this cancer. This year is no exception in our Third Year of supporting this cause, the Sue’s Caboose team will again be on the streets of Waltham in support of our loving angel looking over us all smiling and pushing us to complete the race. ~ Billy
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