So last year I signed up for Relay for Life... mainly for the free t-shirts. I love me some free t-shirts. I brought my Dad. And we didnt stay terribly long but it was good. And I've been debating about signing up again... cause it was good but secretly a hassle to sign up and be there. I mean yay for fighting cancer... but my motivation comes down to the t-shirt again and spending time with the dental crew (I know, I'm awful)... but I cant pass up free t-shirts. So if ya want donate - and I'll adore you as I show off my new t-shirt.
And here's a "personal" letter relay for life whips out... last year this personal touching letter got me a donation. Touched someone's heart - maybe it'll work again.
American Cancer Society
Relay For Life
This year, I am taking part in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life, the largest cancer-fighting movement in the world, and I"m hoping you will support me.
Last year, thanks to Relay donations, the American Cancer Society, New England Division, provided:
More than 1,030 women facing a breast cancer diagnosis the chance to talk with knowledgeable Reach to Recovery® volunteers, all breast cancer survivors
More than 1,900 patients with approximately 19,000 rides to treatment
More than 1,400 services to nearly 600 patients and caregivers through American Cancer Society Patient Navigators, now working with cancer patients at 9 New England hospitals.
More than 2,800 women with tips on how to deal with appearance-related side effects of treatment, through its Look Good...Feel Better® program.
Nearly 250 children and teens with cancer a week-long summer camp experience
Cancer information to New Englanders who made 45,000 calls to our toll-free hotline - 1.800.227.2345 - manned by cancer information specialists around the clock, 365 days a year.
And, that's only a partial list. I didn't even mention the American Cancer Society-funded research that led to mammography, the Pap test, discovery of the breast cancer genes, the cure for childhood leukemia, and so much more.
Relay is a little hard to describe. It's an overnight event, with participants walking a track throughout the night. If you have a minute, please watch this short video. It captures the emotion that is so hard to put into words.
I hope you'll choose to support me by making a donation to the American Cancer Society.You can do it on my personal Web page, or you can print an offline donation form if you'd prefer to write a check.
If you are interested in learning more about Relay, and finding an event near you, visitwww.cancer.org/relay.