Relay for Life

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Almost every person I know has been touched by cancer in there lives, whether it is themselves, a close family member or a good friend. I have had many people in my life have cancer, and can happily say, that many of them are survivors.

Cancer touched me before I was ever born. The year of my birth, my grandfather died of lung cancer. He was a photographer and the products he used caused his lung cancer. Then just one month before I was born, my brother, age 11 died of leukemia. This was in 1963. The knowledge and research done by the American Cancer Society would have probably saved one or both of their lives and/or extended it. Another brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007 and is in complete remission, thanks to the research that has gone into this. I have had two aunts lose breasts to mastectomy's about 30 years ago, that now could be saved with the help of research. I have lost a couple of very close friends in recent years and it is for all of these people and many others that I am doing this.

I will be walking next weekend on June 19 from 6pm-6am. My goal is to walk the entire 12 hours with some small breaks in between. I am asking for donations to help. Please CLICK HERE to donate...in the participant, it is Klo Oxford.

Thank you so much for your help and support.

3 comments:

KelleyBee said...

Trying to donate, but the link has me confused. Do I then click on Relay, and how will it know the donation goes to your walk? Sorry to be so numb-skulled about it!

Kelley
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現在建築式™ said...

My Blog
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