Relay For Life of Kutztown

Pop Pop's Outlaws

David was like any other blue collar American family man, he still got up every morning at the age of 57, and went to work, raised a loving family of 3 girls and a boy, 10+ grandchildren under his belt ,with the love of his life that he had been married to for almost 38 years, together since they were teenagers. David worked as a CDL driving instructor through the Spring-Summer of 2013, when he was acutely Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, after having Pneumonia for a month that would not go away. After many test's and loving support from his family, he decided life to him was still worth living, and he wanted to go forward with a trial run of Chemotherapy treatments. After about a month of the treatments, David seemed to being doing better, some lymph-nodes that were enlarged had showed to be shrinking, the lung cancer itself was not growing, the only thing that was growing strong was David's fighting spirit!
Deciding to give himself the best chance ever, he committed to juicing , and eating healthier cancer fighting foods, he was always reading up on the latest cancer treatments, and was always searching for some hope that drove him strong till his very last day.
On November 11th, 2013, David lost his short 3 month battle with stage 4 cancer, after his oxygen level's could not be kept high enough to sustain his body's needs. He passed away in the middle of the night surrounded by his family, losing the fight to cancer, but winning the ultimate war by joining our Father in Heaven!!
David believed that he would be around for a long time to come, and this is our family's way of making sure that last wish of his is granted, even if in some small way, to keep his name and memory alive. He would have wanted to give back to people , where cancer takes so much. He would have wanted to help find a cure, so no one else would have to fight as hard to breathe a simple breath of air as he had to do during his very last days. It might only be a small donation, a dinner to raise money and awareness, or the gathering of a community for a fun afternoon, but the fact of the matter remains, cancer happens. Cancer can happen to anyone, anywhere, any age, any time, cancer doesn't care if your 3 years old, or if your 93, cancer doesn't care if your a mother or father, sister or brother. But we are not helpless, We can't give up and do nothing!
As his family, we will stand to make sure , David and other people like David, will never die in vain. Even though cancer might have the upper hand in some cases, cancer can never kill or destroy the love of a family, or the fight for the will to live.
David has proved cancer wrong, and that's what Relay is all about.
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Pop Pop's Outlaws

we’ve raised $8,130.42
Our Goal $1,000.00
-21Days Left
#6 out of 37 Teams

Our Event

Kutztown
Friday, June 2-3, 2017

Why We Relay

David was like any other blue collar American family man, he still got up every morning at the age of 57, and went to work, raised a loving family of 3 girls and a boy, 10+ grandchildren under his belt ,with the love of his life that he had been married to for almost 38 years, together since they were teenagers. David worked as a CDL driving instructor through the Spring-Summer of 2013, when he was acutely Diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, after having Pneumonia for a month that would not go away. After many test's and loving support from his family, he decided life to him was still worth living, and he wanted to go forward with a trial run of Chemotherapy treatments. After about a month of the treatments, David seemed to being doing better, some lymph-nodes that were enlarged had showed to be shrinking, the lung cancer itself was not growing, the only thing that was growing strong was David's fighting spirit!
Deciding to give himself the best chance ever, he committed to juicing , and eating healthier cancer fighting foods, he was always reading up on the latest cancer treatments, and was always searching for some hope that drove him strong till his very last day.
On November 11th, 2013, David lost his short 3 month battle with stage 4 cancer, after his oxygen level's could not be kept high enough to sustain his body's needs. He passed away in the middle of the night surrounded by his family, losing the fight to cancer, but winning the ultimate war by joining our Father in Heaven!!
David believed that he would be around for a long time to come, and this is our family's way of making sure that last wish of his is granted, even if in some small way, to keep his name and memory alive. He would have wanted to give back to people , where cancer takes so much. He would have wanted to help find a cure, so no one else would have to fight as hard to breathe a simple breath of air as he had to do during his very last days. It might only be a small donation, a dinner to raise money and awareness, or the gathering of a community for a fun afternoon, but the fact of the matter remains, cancer happens. Cancer can happen to anyone, anywhere, any age, any time, cancer doesn't care if your 3 years old, or if your 93, cancer doesn't care if your a mother or father, sister or brother. But we are not helpless, We can't give up and do nothing!
As his family, we will stand to make sure , David and other people like David, will never die in vain. Even though cancer might have the upper hand in some cases, cancer can never kill or destroy the love of a family, or the fight for the will to live.
David has proved cancer wrong, and that's what Relay is all about.

Team Members

Name Amount Donate

Thank You Donors

  1. FromAmount
Top Donors
  1. Barbara Keim$20
  2. Donna Knox$150
  3. Event Donation$50
  4. Event Donation$40
  5. Joan and Chris and Peter 
  6. Jonathan Turner$50
  7. Kenneth Keim$20
  8. Lisa Kirby$35
  9. Phyllis Fleisher 
  10. Rfl Donation$5,130.42
  11. Rfl Donation$2,510
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When Communities Come Together

The money raised through Relay For Life events helps realize the American Cancer Society's mission to save lives, celebrate life, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

Donations are used to fund life-saving cancer research, patient support services, prevention and education information, and detection and treatment programs. Here's how the money raised last year is helping make a difference.

$406 million

Funding potentially life-saving cancer research grants.

1.2+ million

Calls and chats from patients/caregivers seeking info and support.

456 thousand

Nights of free lodging provided to patients at Hope Lodge®.