Help Me Help Others LIVESTRONG!
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As part of Team LIVESTRONG, I'm making a difference in the fight against cancer. I've joined with other people around the globe and across different events to raise money for the LIVESTRONG Foundation.
Cancer started affecting my family before I was born, but it wasn't until January of 2004 when it came a little too close to home. My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer and I thought the world, as I knew it, had ended. Thankfully, due to the advancements in medicine and the support of organizations like LIVESTRONG, my father was successfully treated and has been clear of cancer since August of 2004.
As they say, things happen in three's ... A little over a year later, my best friend was diagnosed with Leukemia, and, within a short period of time, my grandmother was also diagnosed with cancer. Unfortunately, cancer took these two incredibly special women from me on September 8, 2006 and July 12, 2007, respectively.
I have made it my mission to honor those who have survived this dreaded disease, while also keeping the memory alive of those who could not. I fundraise to make sure other family members and friends never have to experience the fear and loss that I was faced with over three and a half years, and I run for those who can't.
LIVESTRONG serves people affected by cancer and empowers them to take action against this disease that is now the world's leading cause of death. LIVESTRONG has become a symbol of hope and inspiration to people affected by cancer around the world.
Please support me as I make a difference in the cancer fight through my participation in Team LIVESTRONG. Thank you!