This will be the third year we have participated in the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. In the past years, our team has raised about $40,000.
It feels good to give back and make a difference. There are few people who have not been impacted in some way by the Big C. Almost everyone has a story, some more personal than others. My story is personal and my experience is still quite fresh in my memory. This relay is a way for me to fight back and show cancer who's boss. It's a way for me to support others who just today are getting a dreaded phone call, saying goodbye to a loved one too soon, or fighting for his/her life.
If you would also like to support others and are interested in donating to my relay team, please click here. You can make a difference in the lives of people faced with the Big C.
When we get further away from difficult times in our lives, we may start to "forget" and become complacent with the day to day. The Big C gave me a giant "tune-up" and now it's a struggle to get away from it. In many ways, it's a good thing. It makes me more aware of the bliss in everyday mundane moments and for that I'm grateful.
Here is a quick 30 second video of my journey (unfortunately, it's in reverse order)...