Thursday, April 9, 2009

Relay For Life

Greetings friends & family!

Whether it is a friend, family member, the neighbor down the street, or our own personal experience, we have all been touched by cancer in some way. Recently, my dad was diagnosed with Stage IV Colon Cancer and more than ever, I feel the need to help find a cure. We all have the power to make a difference in the fight against cancer.

That's why I have chosen to fight back right here in our community by participating in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life®. I know that you care about finding an end to cancer, and I hope you will join me at this year's Relay For Life®. I realize this is a rather late request, as I only just found out about this amazing event that is new to DuBourg High School this year, so many of you may already have plans. Here is a link to ACS Team Sciaroni where you can sign up and join my team. Even if you are not able to attend for the full event, consider stopping by for an hour and witnessing the amazing community that is working together to improve the lives of those with cancer and searching for a cure, or you can make an online donation to support our efforts.

By taking part in Relay For Life®, we have a chance to join 3.5 million people from across the country to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

At the event, we'll camp out overnight and take turns walking around the track to raise money and awareness to support the American Cancer Society's lifesaving mission. There is an incredible ceremony to celebrate cancer survivors and caregivers that starts off the night, and a moving ceremony to honor and remember those who have fought the disease.

I can truly say Relay is unlike anything else you'll ever experience. It's a night full of fun, hope, and remembrance. Together, we can celebrate, remember, and fight back. Please join me.

Thank you!