Why I Participate in a Relay For Life Event
Do you know someone who has had breast cancer- someone who survived, someone who died? Like everyone else, I've I had love ones/friends diagnosed with cancer and want to do my part to help fight it . By raising funds and walking in the Relay for Life Event I can join in the fight and so can you!
It's overwhelming to think that millions of people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. It might be someone close to us or you or me .....
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 cancer awareness to help those battling the disease.
Why I'm Fundraising
Relay participants, including me all raise funds because we've been affected by cancer in some way and because a Relay For Life event gives us the power to fight back. This is my opportunity to honor the cancer survivors in my life, remember friends and family I have lost, and help raise funds to support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission.
Why I Support the American Cancer Society
Every day, the American Cancer Society helps people take steps to reduce their risk of cancer or diagnose it early, when it is easier to treat. They provide free information and services to cancer patients throughout their journey. The organization is investing in crucial research to prevent, treat, and ultimately cure all cancers.
This is my seventh year as a walker and fundraiser in Relay For Life of Portland. This is an overnight event. We have fun walking and raising money for a great cause. Our team walks throughout the night; we honor survivors and remember those who died from cancer. Please consider joining my team (we have fun, come and see how) or making a donation in support of this event. Every step we take, every dollar we raise will help beat cancer.
Together, we can finish the fight!!