Monday, April 5, 2010

Relay For Life 2010

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
Dear Friends,
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
  • Free lodging to hundreds of patients and caregivers at its three Hope Lodges, in Burlington, VT,Worcester, MA, and Boston
  • 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.
RFL FY10 BP - Donate Btn
If you are interested in learning more about Relay, and finding an event near you,
Thank you for your consideration.
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