Relay For Life of North Will County

Carnival for a Cure

Why I Relay

When I was 30 years old, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I had watched three out of four of my grandparents lose their battle to cancer, and my father win his battle one year earlier. I was a fundraiser for the ACS long before I was diagnosed because the work they do to push for a cure and offer services to those who are in the battle is so important. And when I needed them, they were there for me too.

After months of chemo and another two months of radiation, I had inconclusive findings about my remission status. My doctors told me to prepare for a long road of stem cell treatment if the cancer was still there - but that we needed to wait three months to run more tests. I had fought so hard and endured so much, that it was time for me to channel that energy somewhere else. So I hit the streets (literally with cans one weekend with my friends) and started fundraising again.

In August 2008 I would hear the words remission and cried tears of joy. Every year since I have celebrated my continued cancer-free status with a large fundraiser to pay it forward to the next group of fighters.

Five years ago I took my fundraising efforts to the next level and partnered with another organization and we raise funds through the Bolingbrook Memorial Day Weekend Carnival. That's why my small but might team is called "Carnival for a Cure."

Please consider making a donation. There is still so much more work for us to do.

How We Relay

Cancer has touched all of us in some way. For those of you who know me, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma 18 months after my father won his battle with esophageal cancer. This Feburary marks my 10-year cancer-versary and I am so thankful and fortunate for the millions who fundraised before me so that there was a cure available for my cancer. Coincidentally, this is also my 10th year participating in this Relay for Life because I knew at the time I had to pay it forward to those who aren't as fortunate and those who haven't yet been diagnosed.There is still so much work to be done and I need your help.

We’ll spend the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we’ll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.

Together, we’ll be a part of making a difference in this important cause.

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Carnival for a Cure

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We’ve raised $6,852.93
Our Goal $10,000.00
#3 out of 24 teams

Our Event

North Will County
Saturday, June 01, 2019

Why We Relay

Why I Relay

When I was 30 years old, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I had watched three out of four of my grandparents lose their battle to cancer, and my father win his battle one year earlier. I was a fundraiser for the ACS long before I was diagnosed because the work they do to push for a cure and offer services to those who are in the battle is so important. And when I needed them, they were there for me too.

After months of chemo and another two months of radiation, I had inconclusive findings about my remission status. My doctors told me to prepare for a long road of stem cell treatment if the cancer was still there - but that we needed to wait three months to run more tests. I had fought so hard and endured so much, that it was time for me to channel that energy somewhere else. So I hit the streets (literally with cans one weekend with my friends) and started fundraising again.

In August 2008 I would hear the words remission and cried tears of joy. Every year since I have celebrated my continued cancer-free status with a large fundraiser to pay it forward to the next group of fighters.

Five years ago I took my fundraising efforts to the next level and partnered with another organization and we raise funds through the Bolingbrook Memorial Day Weekend Carnival. That's why my small but might team is called "Carnival for a Cure."

Please consider making a donation. There is still so much more work for us to do.

How We Relay

Cancer has touched all of us in some way. For those of you who know me, I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma 18 months after my father won his battle with esophageal cancer. This Feburary marks my 10-year cancer-versary and I am so thankful and fortunate for the millions who fundraised before me so that there was a cure available for my cancer. Coincidentally, this is also my 10th year participating in this Relay for Life because I knew at the time I had to pay it forward to those who aren't as fortunate and those who haven't yet been diagnosed.There is still so much work to be done and I need your help.

We’ll spend the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we’ll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.

Together, we’ll be a part of making a difference in this important cause.

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HOW FUNDRAISING IMPACTS YOUR COMMUNITY

Cancer hits far too close to home, so the funds you raise will help do the same. Through services and resources like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near hospitals, and a live 24/7 helpline, cancer patients and their families will feel the love. Here’s how recent money raised has been put to incredible uses.

$410 million as of
august 2018

Funding potentially lifesaving cancer research grants.

1.34 million in 2017

Calls and chats from patients and caregivers seeking support.

Nearly
452 thousand in 2017

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

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Cancer has touched all of us in some way. And we want to stop this disease in its tracks. We'll spend the next few weeks fundraising for the American Cancer Society. Then, on the day of the event, we'll honor the lives lost to cancer, celebrate survivors, and support the caregivers who so selflessly help others.  

Together, we'll be a part of making a difference in this important cause.

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