One of the American Cancer Society's main fundraisers is a nationwide event called Relay for Life. It is a 24 hour event, symbolizing that cancer takes no time out to sleep. The least we can do is field a team to walk for 24 hours, and raise money and awareness at the same time.
This is my fourth year of participating. Our team captain is a very involved woman, a cancer survivor, who fights tirelessly.
Why do I Relay? Why does anyone Relay? Well, a blog I stumbled upon today (using the "next blog" link) symbolizes why. The blog I speak about today was written (and I do mean "was") by a young man who lived in Syracuse, who was diagnosed at age 29 with a rare heart cancer. Syracuse is only a little more than an hour away from where I live in the Triple Cities. It is called Will's Road to Recovery.
It wasn't. What the blog is (or was) is a testament to a life cut short way too soon. What a voice this young man had. He still had so much to say. So much to do. So much to live.
THAT is why I Relay.