I am a 20 year Melanoma survivor. My mom is a survivor, my grandma, my great grandma, and many of my friends are survivors or were survivors. I have been involved in the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life for 13 years this summer.
This year I am on my local Relay For Life committee gathering corporate sponsorship from my community. I am running around with my two girls and trying to recruit teams, gather donations of items for swag bags and raffles. I am enjoying walking into businesses that I normally would not and speaking to new people. My hope is that this will raise more community awareness and involvement in our event. Today I met many new people, including Dan at Martial Art Concepts, who generously donated 50 coupons for 1 free month of training for the whole family to place in our swag bags. His business also is working on a fundraiser for a sweet little girl Hailey and you can visit her web page and learn more about her at HealingHailey.com.
I am so glad that I volunteered this year. Each day I get to go out into the community and talk to my neighbors. I love hearing the heartwarming stories, and watching people get excited and involved in this amazing event. If you have a chance to join a Relay For Life in your community I urge you to.
Relay For Life is a 24 hour team relay event to raise funds to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer in your community. It’s also a 24-hour celebration of life honoring cancer survivors. While the Relay is going on, a community party atmosphere emerges through team members camping out, entertainment, food, games, and camaraderie.
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