My Reason to Relay
Nowadays everyone is somehow affected by cancer. Whether is be someone you are close to, a family member, an aquaintance, someone that you have only seen on tv or even yourself, we all know someone who has or has had cancer. I have known a few survivors, but unfortunately, others have not been so lucky.
This is my third year participating in Relay for Life. Last year I raised $787, so my goal this year is to almost double that and raise $1500. I am participating in the American Cancer Society?s Relay For Life because I want to make a meaningful difference in the fight against cancer. This year I am also the Student Event chair for Relay For Life of Seminole Heights.
Every day, the American Cancer Society is helping us stay well by preventing cancer or finding it at its earliest, most treatable stages. They assist families in finding the best resources to help their friend or loved one deal with a diagnosis and their journey to get well. There is a building right next to Moffit that is called the Hope Lodge. Cancer patients and their families can stay there free of charge during treatment for as long as they need to. The money raised by Relay For Life helps maintain this building so families can continue to stay there for as long as they need to.
Why do I Relay?
For you. In honor. In memory. And for myself.
People may say, “Well Alexis… you don’t have cancer. How do you Relay for yourself?” I relay for myself in the mind set that I don’t want my generation and future generations to have to worry about cancer. I want to find the cure now and beat it.
I Relay for my Bubbe and Poppy, for Aunt Roro, for Pennie Mom, for Laurie Altman Kupferman.
I Relay for those who beat cancer: my Baba and Aunt Shelia.
I want to Relay for all of you. For those who I know and those who I do not. I want to find the cure for you.