As my dear friend stood in my foyer informing me of her recent cancer diagnosis, I became so very tired of cancer's unwelcome presence in my life. This wonderful woman is now faced with the daunting task of treatment. There are silver linings: my amazing step-father beat his "sentence" twice; my mom's a success story as surgery removed the cancer years ago. However, my aunt and another friend's mom lost their battles, leaving a wake of family members in continued disbelief. And the "C" stories continue. I. Am. Over. It.
And so I run in support of Imerman Angels. Imerman Angels is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to provide personalized connections that enable one-on-one support among cancer fighters, survivors and caregivers. Founded 12 years ago in Chicago, they've grown from grassroots to global, and supporters like you have helped build a community that keeps the mission in motion. At Imerman Angels, their goal is that no one ever has to face cancer on their own.
How You Can Help: Participating in the Shamrock Shuffle with Team Imerman Angels is your opportunity to be the difference for anyone seeking cancer support. To learn how your participation will impact the cancer community both locally and worldwide, click HERE.
In honor of all those that you know that have been impacted by cancer, I forward to seeing you at the starting line (or sidelines) and celebrating the mission with you at the finish line, because no one should should ever have to face cancer alone!