When I met my husband, one of the first things I learned about him was that his mother had died of Hodgkin's lymphoma when he was 5 years old. She was an amazing woman who stood up for civil rights and was an English professor at a local community college. Later, I learned that his sister experienced the same terrible disease when she was young and still in college. She beat it after a long struggle but is in constant fear that it may return someday. I am starting this fundraiser to honor both my husband's mother and his sister. Together, we can do everything we can to help find a cure for cancer.