Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Relay For Life

I am participating in the Relay for Life. My team entered the Relay a little late and our fundraising goal is small in comparison to some other teams. But every penny raised goes to help find a cure for cancer. I have lost both of my paternal grandparents to cancer. I have friends who have had their own personal cancer scares or have family members currently fighting for their lives.

Cancer is an insidious disease that sneaks up on people and destroys their lives. Many people do survive today because of the vital research that has been funded through the American Cancer Society and Relay for Life. Cancer changes people forever. Those who survive are that much more aware of their own mortality and how fragile life truly is. Many spend a good portion of their lives still looking over their shoulder and wondering, “Is it back? Am I really okay? I don’t feel 100% today…” Those left behind when the battle against cancer has been lost must pick up the pieces and try to continue on.

I am asking for help. Please help my team reach our fundraising goal of $1000. The event I am participating in will be held July 24th – 25th. Again, every penny counts. I know times are hard and people are watching their spending, but any donation made to the American Cancer Society will not be for nothing. It will not be money wasted. It will be money used to help save someone’s life and hopefully find a cure!

Thank you for your support! Below are the links to my personal Relay for Life page and my team’s page.

http://main.acsevents.org/goto/EricaH
http://main.acsevents.org/goto/retrowreckers


Sincerely,
Erica

4 comments:

Alicia said...

How awesome that you are doing that!! I'm rootin' for ya!

Jewels Diva said...

Good for you. I have the Australian Cancer Council link in my sidebar so people can click onto that and I support them.

Cancer's been in my family, and I'm at risk by having a million moles.

Yes, I have that many,lol.

Charmed said...

Hi! I just donated to your walk and I have linked your post to my blog. Hope it helps!

Christi

Sunshinemeg said...

Great work sister! Very cool thing you are doing!

 
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