10 years ago my brother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer and it changed everything for me. I felt blind-sided, helpless. I wanted so badly to fix it.
Enter best friend with stellar idea: captain a team for the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life!
For nine years we captained the top fundraising team for our local event and even won top honors for the entire state in year seven! We sold everything from candy bars to raffle tickets, hosted comedy nights and pancakes breakfasts.
Our largest fundraiser to date has been our annual 5K road race. This past year, that best friend and I decided we wanted our efforts to directly benefit local families who have been affected by cancer. We are so happy to have raised over $10,000 for them!
I'm happy to report that my brother-in-law is doing well! Now I continue the Fight 2 Finish Cancer for my mother, my friends, and everyone touched by this relentless disease.