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Why I Relay

Why I Relay – Mike

Why I Relay By: Mike Harland I’ve put writing this off as long as I possibly can. Sometimes, I just want to forget the reasons that bring me to walk. It’s painful and distracting myself from the focus of the all-to-real reasons is sometimes my best fight. I remind myself, though, that those same reasons…

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Why I Relay – Makayla

Why I Relay By: Makayla McKenzie I went to Relay For Life every year as a Girl Scout growing up. It was at our high school’s track with a huge stage and live music, vendors selling products, food stands, games to play in the grass, etc. It felt like we were at a carnival! Sure,…

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Why I Relay – Sandy

Why I Relay By: Sandy Davis Our sister Karen was diagnosed with stage 4 lung Cancer 5 years ago. Because of these relays, she has been able to participate in clinical trials over the years that has proven a great success in her fight! Her story and many others are the reason why we continue…

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Why I Relay – Alli

Why I Relay By: Alli Knight I relay because losing someone you love after watching them suffer and lose a battle that they were so determined to beat is devastating. I lost my father to pancreatic cancer on June 5th, 2011. He fought for two long years to prove to the doctors that their estimate…

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Why I Relay – Patty

Why I Relay By: Patty Davis The number of loved ones that have been diagnosed with this ugly disease is too overwhelming to mention. I continue to raise money and awareness through the relay for life for my brave little sister Karen (that beautiful girl in red in this pic). Karen was diagnosed 5 years…

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Why I Relay – Andrea

Why I Relay By: Andrea Sinclair I relay because cancer made me an orphan. Cancer stole my parents during the same year- it barely felt like the leaves had changed and they were both gone. I relay because my nephews will never feel how much their grandparents fought this disease with all that they had…

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Why I Relay – Kathy

Why I Relay By: Kathy Kielbowicz Why I relay….. Cancer has touched my life in so many ways. I have lost both of my grandmothers to cancer and I have way too many friends who have battled or are currently battling cancer. When I stop to think about it, it’s scary to think of all…

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Why I Relay – Spencer

Why I Relay By: Spencer Ingvertsen When I was in middle school I did relay for life to be able to spend an entire day with all my friends, to be able to sleep in a tent and to be able to stay up all night without getting into trouble by my parents. I would…

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Why I Relay – Nicole

Why I Relay By Nicole Riley Why I Relay… Cancer has affected me more times than I would like to say. I have lost a mother-in-law and father-in-law, an aunt then a grandmother just about a year later, and most recently a close family friend. One of my first interactions with someone close that had…

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Why I Relay – Jen

Why I Relay By Jen Adorno For me, cancer has been something that has been up close and personal my entire life. My maternal grandfather died of lung cancer when I was just a baby and my maternal grandmother died of breast cancer. My uncle also died of lung cancer and my aunt (who is…

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