They say that everyone has a twin, someone in the universe who looks very much like you. I actually know and am friends with mine; the lovely Ms. Brown. I met her over ten years ago through my mom, who claimed her as an adopted daughter (they worked in the same office) . She is a wonderful, generous woman who I am honored to be friends with. Now why you ask, am I telling you all about Ms. Brown? Simply because Ms. Brown is participating in Relay for Life and needs our help.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Relay for Life, let me tell you a little about it…
Relay for Life is a 24 hour event (because Cancer never sleeps) where teams of people take turns walking or running around a track in order to raise much-needed funds and awareness to save lives from cancer. According to the American Cancer Society‘s website, Relay for Life is the “world’s largest movement to end [cancer]”; 3.5 million people in 5,000 communities in the US participate in Relay for Life each year. Relay for Life also has an international presence, taking place in 19 other countries. They don’t target one specific cancer; the focus is to “fight for every birthday threatened by cancer in every community”
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Ms. Brown’s participation in Relay for Life. Her goal this year is to raise $1,000. I know times are tough; we are in a recession, gas prices are ridiculous (I’m paying $4.39 for regular here in NY!), the unemployment rate is sky rocketing, it sucks…but so does cancer. If you can find it in you heart and your wallet to make a donation to her Relay for Life fundraiser, please help. As the daughter of a cancer survivor (my dad had colon cancer but is currently, and very thankfully, cancer free), and the granddaughter of someone suffering the effects of lung cancer, I am so very grateful to Ms. Brown for dedicating her time and energy to this cause.
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