I have a feeling everyone reading this has somehow seen what cancer can do to someone.
Whether you’ve dealt with it directly, or read about it, or know someone who has dealt with it, you know what it can do. And who knows when or if a cure will be found, but they are continually trying to find it.
For those who don’t know, my father had cancer twice — colon and lung. The first time, he beat it. The second time, the disease won. After a long and courageous battle, he died on Aug. 17, 2007.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think about him.
Cancer is one of the worst things you can see someone go through. My grandmother died of cancer. I watched one of my best friends — in his early 30s — deal with it. I have other family members and other friends who have battled or are currently battling this disease.
It knows no age. It knows nothing about race and/or sex.
It knows only that it attacks people and it is a nasty, nasty disease.
Ever since my father died, I have participated in the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life in our area. It’s an excellent event. Though the event itself sometimes can drag on, the idea of it is wonderful. And in the end, I’m actually only concerned with one thing when it comes to the Relay for Life — raising as much money as we can.
That’s where you come in.
Many of you who read this blog, I know. Others, I don’t. But I still ask the same — will you donate to my fundraising page?
Every dollar counts. No matter how much you can give, it helps. I understand the economy at this point. It’s not the greatest. But for some things, I always try and give. So anything you can give, I highly appreciate.
This year, I’m trying to spruce things up a bit. So, for every $5 you donate to my personal Relay For Life page(you can do luminaries, too — just do them through my page!), I will give you one entry for a random drawing to win a quilted scarf. The scarf, which is flannel, was quilted by my mother. It’s really nice and warm.
So, donate $20 and get four entries. It’s as simple as that!
The details about the scarf:
- Material: Flannel.
- Dimensions: The scarf is about 5 1/2 inches thick and about 58 inches long.
- Who is it for?: Unisex.
If you want a little more info about the scarf (and more photos), check out the original post I had a couple of months ago.
So this is my final plea. I am trying to reach my personal goal ($500) and need a late push to make it. Even if I don’t make it, I’m happy with how much I’ve raised — and that our team has made its goal as well.
And, remember, you have a chance to win that wonderful quilted scarf! (Click on the link above to see photos and get the info… hopefully, that will sway you to donate!)
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