Help Fight Cancer! Relay for Life 2011

Disclaimer:  This post has nothing to do with agriculture.  It has everything to do with life, though.  Please read.

In 2008, I started the scariest journey of my life.  That journey included a lot of doctors, a lot of waiting, a lot of prodding and poking, and a lot of testing.  In December of 2008, I was told that there was a chance that I could have a brain tumor, and that I should start preparing for…something.  The word “cancer” came up, and we talked about possibilities and options.  That’s a scary experience for anyone.  For a freshman in college, just trying to survive the day-to-day adventure that is the teenage years, it was terrifying.  Words cannot describe the sort of fear you feel when put in that situation.

I’m fortunate.  My tests came back clean and I’m cancer-free.  However, many people aren’t as lucky as me.  Cancer has touched my life, and the lives other countless others, in many ways.  Not only is my own experience part of the reason I care, but some of my personal heroes, role models, and friends have been faced with this challenge.

So, on April 29th and 30th, I’m teaming up with the Acid Reflux Comedy Troupe and the North Central College theatre club known as “The Company” to raise money for cancer research.  Each year, different campus organizations come together to host North Central College’s Relay for Life, an extension of an American Cancer Society event.  The funds raised go towards research, caregiving, and patient assistance.

This is my third year participating in this moving event.

If you’re interested in donating to me and my Relay for Life team, please visit this link.  Donations can be made online, anonymously or openly.  Any dollar amount is greatly appreciated.  Moral support is also fantastic.  Please help Acid Reflux, the Company, and myself make this year another huge success.  Every dollar counts.  Every dollar helps us in the fight against cancer.


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