This year, I’m doing something different. This year, I’m joining Relay for Life.
Relay began in 1985 when Dr. Gordy Klatt, a colorectal surgeon in Tacoma, Washington, ran and walked around a track for 24 hours to raise money for the American Cancer Society. Ever since then, Relay has grown across the country and has become an international movement to end the disease. By participating in Relay, we are creating a world with more birthdays a world where cancer can’t claim another year of anyone’s life.
I’ve been lucky enough that I haven’t lost anyone close to me to cancer, and I am so privileged and thankful for that. My dad survived prostate cancer to the point where we barely remember he once had it. A close family friend recently struggled through chemotherapy for throat cancer and is now happily in remission.
If you find yourself in a position to spare anything, I would ask that you donate to our team and help us raise money for the American Cancer Society. You can donate anonymously and honor those family and friends who you have lost, who have survived, who keep fighting.
And on April 30th, I’ll be at Relay to honor them.