Cancer is an extreme situation for the society as a whole. Nearly everyone has been touched by cancer, either through their own personal battle or through the battle of someone they love, and this disease has taken too much from too many!! I have witnessed the pain…in honor of my uncle who passed away 5 years ago due to pancreatic cancer. Based upon my own personal experience, losing a loved one is a very painful and conflicting experience for anyone to endure. In many ways, it is more unbearable than being sick and dying ourselves. My uncle “Kemal Zireg” was the best! Kind, generous, thoughtful, helpful, healthy and in a good shape always participated in marathons, and most important of all he was a DAD! An innocent 6 years old’s daddy! He loved his little girl so much as well as the whole family, never missed a chance to make us happy…. Until we discovered he had pancreatic cancer, last stage, when doctors said that it was too late and there was nothing they could do (cancer has spread to other parts of the body) except for letting him go home and enjoy his last days with his loved ones. About 20 days later, he was gone. After a lot of pain and suffering (weight loss, vomiting, fatigue, depression……), he left this world and left his little angel and all of us behind. Dear Uncle, we missed you so much, I hope you are in peace wherever you are now. The fight against cancer goes on; there is no one I know who can say they DO NOT have a friend or relative who has battled this terrible illness. I have found a way I can fight this disease - through the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life. The American Cancer Society is leading the fight for a world without cancer. They are finding cures and doing so much more. They’re supporting patients with free lodging near hospitals, free rides to treatment, and live 24/7 cancer helpline. They’re providing information, tools and services to help people cope with the challenges and questions that come with a cancer diagnosis. They’re making breakthroughs in research and urging lawmakers to improve access to care. When it comes to cancer, it is the only organization attacking from every angle The American Cancer Society Relay for Life raises hundreds of millions of dollars each year in the fight against cancer. Millions of people will walk or run through the night to raise money to fight cancer. Relay for Life builds awareness of this dreaded disease and makes a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer HERE AND NOW! I have a birthday coming up on April 27th. And yes, my birthday wish is about fighting cancer. But wait, there's more! My 21th birthday wish is not just for me, but for all of us that have been, or probably will be touched by cancer. I have chosen to volunteer for the non-profit organization “American Cancer Society” because their mission means a lot to me. While most people believe that donation’s money will be spent all on research, there is much more. From promoting healthy lifestyles to help prevent cancer to finding better treatments, fighting lifesaving policy changes to providing everything from emotional support to the latest cancer information for these who have been touched by cancer. My goal is to raise ($500-1000) to help fight cancer. I am asking to join me supporting a good cause. Your tax-deductible contribution of $20 or more will help our community step up the fight against cancer and remember your contribution will make an impact. Thank you for supporting the fight against cancer and for your thoughtfulness and generosity!
Relay for Life There is no finish line until there's a cure!