my Breast Cancer blog

2004, age 34 — this is my story

$8 to Help Crush Cancer

It’s been years since I’ve done any cancer-cause fundraising — I collected so many thousands of dollars over the course of a few Making Strides Against Breast Cancer seasons that I thought it was only fair to give my family and friends a break from forking over funds on my behalf. But now, I am back, and I’m requesting that you donate a one-time, small contribution of $8 to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life.

Why $8? Because I have survived cancer for 8 years, and that’s $1 per year of survival, and it’s a fairly small amount to contribute, and if a bunch of people donate, this could really add up.

Why Relay for Life? Because Joey’s middle school has a team, and I want to support the OVMS Panthers as they do their part to help crush cancer. Plus, Sharon Sailor, a very sweet friend of mine who has known Joey since he was a  little Pre-K guy, is heading up the team, and that really makes me want to back this worthy endeavor.

So, if you are in the position to share 8 of your dollars (they are tax deductible, by the way), just head on over Sharon’s page, click on Donate, and complete all required fields. Then, accept my sincere thank you for your kindness, and don’t forget that every one of your pennies counts toward saving lives that may otherwise be lost to cancer.

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