Like most of us, I know too many people whose lives have been touched by cancer. That's why I've joined with the American Cancer Society to help save lives by participating in the Relay for Life of Abington. You too, can get involved.
Relay is about so much more than just walking around a track overnight. During the Survivors Lap, which kicks off each Relay, we celebrate loved ones who have won their battle against cancer. I'm fortunate to know many people in this category. Later, after darkness falls, we remember those who are no longer with us with the Luminaria Ceremony. Unfortunately, I know far too many people in this category as well. It is quite a moving sight- hundreds of glowing bags all bearing the names of people who have faced a cancer diagnosis. This short video paints a better picture than I can.
I will be participating on June 8th starting at 4:00 at Reilly Field by Abington High School and am working hard to collect as many donations as I can so the American Cancer Society can meet its growing requests for rides to and from treatment, wigs, free lodging at its Hope Lodges, and other services that help ease the burden for cancer patients and their families. In addition, donations fund groundbreaking research that helps unravel cancer's causes and cures. Did you know that 46 researchers funded early in their careers by the American Cancer Society have gone on to win the Nobel Prize?