Why I Participate in a Relay Event
Because I know way too many people that have been affected by cancer. Whether it be themselves, a loved one, or one of their friends, there is too many people getting this diagnosis. It's amazing to think that millions of people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Somebody close to me may be one of them.
I will make a difference in the fight to end cancer. I know that by raising funds and walking in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, I will help save lives from cancer.
A Relay For Life event is not only a way to join my community to fight back against cancer, but it is also a way to inspire hope by raising funds and awareness to help those facing the disease.
Who I’m Participating For
We all participate in Relay events because we’ve been affected by cancer in some way. I personally now celebrate that I am a Survivor as I was told I had a type of skin cancer in July of 2015 that has left me with a beautiful scar smack dab in the center of my chest for all to see the importance of using sunscreen. Though my journey may not have been extreme, the thought of having any type of cancer in your body and actually hearing the word, is still the same.
I have had many people in my life fight all types of cancer and not one journey or story is the same. We all have our own. This year, I am Relaying for myself, for family members, for friends, for co-workers, for students, and for some of their parents. Cancer doesn't care about your age, race or gender and a Relay For Life event gives us the power to make a difference and fight back.
This is my opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember people we have lost, and help raise funds for groundbreaking research, information and services for people fighting cancer.
Why I Support the American Cancer Society
Every day, the American Cancer Society helps people take steps to reduce their risk of cancer or find it early when it is easiest to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it throughout their journey to get well. They are investing in groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat, and cure cancer, and are working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight.
I have signed up to walk and fundraise in my local Relay For Life event. I hope you will consider joining my team and/or making a donation in support of my efforts.
Together, we have the power to help create a world where cancer can no longer claim another year of anyone’s life.