Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Our Reasons to Relay: 2012

It's no secret that we are avid cancer fighters through Relay For Life.  The American Cancer Society is the single largest non-governmental funder of cancer research in the world...for all cancers, not just one type.

With the two latest Nobel Prizes recently awarded, 46 ACS-funded researchers have gone on to win the Nobel Prize for the research and developments. 

And Relay For Life is a huge part of that.  Now the largest health-related fundraiser in the world (started right here in Tacoma!) is a worldwide movement to end cancer.  I have been so blessed to be able to chair the event in Tacoma (check this out -- the 20th anniversary video was subtitled by someone to Japanese!  "Shelley Mauss" is in Japanese!), to captain 3 top nationwide teams (raising more than $50,000 in a single season), to Relay in Canada and Europe, and to help train others how to fight back against cancer. 

But my very favorite moments in Relay revolve around my family -- Jonathan, the boys, my dad -- as a survivor, and Jonathan's mom -- who we lost. 

This video sums it up. 

And if you feel so inclined, anything you'd like to donate to push us closer to our $10,000 goal would be so appreciated!  :) 

1 comment:

Lindsay said...

Encouraging a little healthy sibling rivalry there, I see :) What a cool video... what are you NOT talented at??? -Lindsay

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