Posted by Tristan on:
The first weekend in May the American Cancer Society’s fundraiser Relay For Life will take place at Bishop Diego High School. This year I am a team captain for Relay. I am writing in hopes of gathering support (ie helping our team raise money for cancer research). Your donation will help American Cancer Society achieve their goals:
50% reduction in age-adjusted cancer mortality rates by the Year 2015.
25% reduction in age-adjusted cancer incidence rates by the Year 2015.
Measurable improvement in the quality of life (physical, psychological, social, and Spiritual) from the time of diagnosis and for the balance of life of all cancer survivors by the Year 2015.
On a more personal note, I have lost three family members to cancer, most recently my grandpa. Two members of our team have fathers who are both survivors of throat cancer, and my great grandmother was recently diagnosed with colon cancer. Statistically she will not be the last of my loved ones to be diagnosed. One in two men and one in three women will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. We relay because we want to see those numbers reduced, to celebrate those who have survived, and to remember those we have lost.
Please visit our team page at the Relay For Life web site to make a donation to American Cancer Society and help Team Aardvark reach our goal by May second:
Thank you in advance for your support, together we can celebrate, remember and fight back.
Team Aardvark Captain