Alison's Relay Page

I’ve Raised $730
My Goal $1,000.00
Why I Relay

Why I Relay

This year in college I joined a coed service fraternity called Alpha Phi Omega. Every year we participate in a fundraiser called Relay For Life. The proceeds of this fundraiser go to the American Cancer Society. I chose to relay for my Uncle Mark, for my dad, for my grandpa, and for the various other people impacted by this horrible disease.


In January of 2019 my Uncle Mark Krawczyk was diagnosed with a rare cancer. It was such a rare cancer that there were less than 30 documented cases in the entire world. Less than a month later he was taken from us by the cancer. He was one of the most loving and caring people I had ever known. Even throughout my struggles he reminded me that he believed in me whenever I saw him. It is not fair that his family has to live their lives without him. I relay so that way families won't have to go through that type of loss.


I relay for my dad who was diagnosed with kidney cancer in April 2013. I was 11 years old when he was diagnosed and I was terrified of losing him. I remember seeing him at his weakest from the cancer, but I also remember us all supporting him in kicking cancer in the butt. He has since been almost 7 years cancer free. My dad makes me laugh every time I talk to him, and I don't know where I would be now without him. I relay for the families like mine so they can continue to make memories with their loved ones.


I relay for my grandpa who passed away in February 2009 from lung cancer that spread to his brain. My grandfather was a very humorous guy who always knew how to make you smile. He was the type of grandfather that made it a point to go to every single one of his grandchildren's events. He passed away when I was 7 years old. I did not get to make as many memories with him as my older cousins did, and that should not be the case for other families.


Almost everyone has had somebody in their lives impacted by cancer. That is why it is important that we all come together to fight off our common rival: cancer. That is why it is my goal to raise $1,000 (and hopefully more) to help support the American Cancer Society. Funds raised support cancer patient programs and groundbreaking research that can help save lives. This event also celebrates over 15.5 million cancer survivors nationwide. 15.5 MILLION. That’s huge. That’s why I’d love your support.


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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 2019

Calls and chats from patients and caregivers seeking support.

More than
500 thousand in 2019

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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