Relay For Life of Gettysburg College

Cares About Moms

During my sophomore year of high school, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She left to get her first of ultimately five surgeries she would have on my 16th birthday. She made it back home from the hospital just in time to see me blow out the candles on my birthday cake.

It took 18 months of heavy stem-cell and chemotherapy treatment, radiation, and surgery until my family got the call that she was cancer-free. My mom had three years of remission until the computer images started lighting up again. The cancer came back in December 2021, this time in her bones, this time Stage 4. Despite hours of needle-pricks and days of side-effects, she has never thought twice about getting up in the morning and taking care of our family. She has this mentality: mom first and cancer patient second. Despite what is attacking her from the inside, her family has been a motivator for her to keep fighting. That's why I am motivated to make a difference so that moms, like mine, and countless others shouldn't feel the need have cancer own their life. What is evil on the inside is not what is on the outside, so let's come together and protect our moms.  

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During my sophomore year of high school, my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer. She left to get her first of ultimately five surgeries she would have on my 16th birthday. She made it back home from the hospital just in time to see me blow out the candles on my birthday cake.

It took 18 months of heavy stem-cell and chemotherapy treatment, radiation, and surgery until my family got the call that she was cancer-free. My mom had three years of remission until the computer images started lighting up again. The cancer came back in December 2021, this time in her bones, this time Stage 4. Despite hours of needle-pricks and days of side-effects, she has never thought twice about getting up in the morning and taking care of our family. She has this mentality: mom first and cancer patient second. Despite what is attacking her from the inside, her family has been a motivator for her to keep fighting. That's why I am motivated to make a difference so that moms, like mine, and countless others shouldn't feel the need have cancer own their life. What is evil on the inside is not what is on the outside, so let's come together and protect our moms.  

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Date: April 6, 2024

Location: Gettysburg, PA

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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.

As of January 2022, we have invested $400 M for potentially lifesaving cancer research grants.

We have received over 250,000 calls and chats from patients and caregivers seeking support in 2021

Cancer patients benefited from ACS transportation support through our Road TO Recovery program and transportation grants in 2021, with nearly 229,000 rides provided.

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