Why I Participate in a Relay For Life Event
I have volunteered for the American Cancer Society for the last 14 years as a general participant. For the last 9 years I have been a Team Captain and the last 7 years I have been on the Event Leadership Team. For several years in a row now I have been in the top five individual fundraiser of Clark County and have even been the number one individual fundraiser as well. I am also getting closer to my goal of donating 100 inches of hair. I made this goal when I was 8 and I have donated 84 inches thus far! In loving memory of my great-grandpa, Gerrie Caines and grandma, Sandra Storie. We will all love and miss you forever.
I participate because I know that by raising funds and walking in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event, I will help save lives from cancer. It's overwhelming to think that millions of people will be diagnosed with cancer this year. 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 facing the disease. Thank you to those who support something I am so passionate about.
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. This year I have my biggest goal yet of $5,000! If you could just donate $10 to help me reach my goal I would greatly appreciate it.
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 to cancer patients throughout their journey. The organization is investing in crucial research to prevent, treat, and ultimately, cure all cancers. I have signed up to fundraise and walk in my local Relay For Life event. I hope you will consider joining my team or making a donation in support of my efforts!
Again, thank you so much to my friends and family who support The American Cancer Society.