In 2010 my grandfather was diagnosed with lung cancer at the age of 70. He fought the cancer for a year and sadly passed away in September of 2011. His death made me want to get involved in finding a cure for cancer. Relay For Life is the main volunteer-driven cancer fundraising event of the American Cancer Society . It is the largest non-profit fundraising event in the world. Relay For Life has raised over 3 billion dollars since it was established in 1985. Aside from raising money, the organization celebrates the lives of those who have battled cancer and it remembers those who have died because of it. This organization fights back and encourages people who are battling cancer. The events are hosted anywhere a track can be found . Groups of 8 to 15 people are formed to make a relay team. It is an overnight event and the groups camp out where the event is taking place at. They each take turns walking, jogging or running on the track, ensuring one person of the relay team is always on the track. This event can last up to 24 hours and several fun events are involved in it. Three of the main events are the Survivors Lap, the Luminaria Ceremony and the Fight Back Ceremony. This is not just an organization to donate too but also to get involve and meet people who are struggling with cancer. Please find it in your hearts to donate or get involve in these event. I have placed the link below to their website so you can learn more and donate to this organization. The cure is out there, we just have to do our part and work hard to find it.
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