Loren's Relay Page

I’ve Raised $658.81
My Goal $450.00


Relay For Life of District 88 Youth
Saturday, March 7, 2020


Alpha Pi Omega


Alpha Phi Omega

Why I Relay

Why I Relay 

I joined Relay for life my Freshman year of high school. I did it to support some people I know who have battled or are battling, as well to support my school. 

My sophomore year my grandpa was diagnosed with throat cancer, leading to a complete tongue removal and remodel, a stomach port, no eating, and learning to talk all over again. Everyday life just got harder. Relay now had a little bit more meaning to me. 

Junior year Relay I made a luminaria in support of his battle and his strength, wishing so badly that he could’ve been there that night with me, but knowing that he couldn’t travel in his condition. 

With senior year Relay approaching fast, I am going headstrong into it knowing that my grandpa is doing much better, but still carrying a communication barrier, a stomach port, and unable to eat. There are moments where I think he must feel that all of the suffering and pain and problems he is still dealing with is a burden. Maybe he even asks himself why he fought in the first place. Then I remember that he is now in remission. Although the struggle was long and tough, I know he knows he made the right decision. 

I don’t get to see my grandpa often being as he lives in Florida, so when I do, I take advantage of it. I hug him tighter and longer and laugh more and louder with him. I know life is short and anything can happen so take the time to tell the people you love that you love them. Take this as a sign to do it right now. 

So, Relay is my time to tell my grandpa I love at an even greater level. If you’re reading this, Grandpa, I love you. 

I ask that those of you who have visited my page as my supporters, please consider making a donation. One day, there won’t be a need for Relay for life and I am going to be doing my part every step of the way until that day comes. 

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Cancer hits far too close to home, so the funds you raise will help do the same. Through services and resources like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near hospitals, and a live 24/7 helpline, cancer patients and their families will feel the love. Here’s how recent money raised has been put to incredible uses.

More than
$417 million as of
august 2019

Funding potentially lifesaving cancer research grants.

1.42 million in 2018

Calls and chats from patients and caregivers seeking support.

More than
477 thousand in 2018

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge® communities.

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Cancer has touched all of us in some way. And we want to stop this disease in its tracks. We'll spend the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we'll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.  

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