Today is my sister Valerie’s Relay for Life event in Spring, Texas. I have reached and surpassed my goal thanks to some of the sweetest gals I know. But I am here with my hand out one last time (for now) in hopes that YOU will help me reach $500…a dollar for each birthday saved everyday by the American Cancer Society and cancer research.
Grab five of your friends, collect a $1 from each and send in a $5 donation. So painless, so easy.
At my age I sometimes dread another birthday but it sure beats the alternative! Please help ensure that every child diagnosed with cancer live to see another birthday, another year.
When it was painfully clear that my nephew Andrew would not survive to see another birthday…at THREE, AT THREE YEARS OLD!…we threw him an early birthday party. Buzz Lightyear and Batman everything. You can read more about my super hero, Valerie, and her baby Andrew, here.
This picture of Andrew is my sister’s favorite. She lost this precious angel and then for awhile she also misplaced this picture (before the days of Facebook and digital pictures). One day, after an exhaustive search everywhere for this picture, Valerie was standing in their office closet, praying that somehow the picture would turn up.
It fell off the shelf above (or from somewhere far above that shelf?) to her feet.
Love you, Angel Andrew!
Here is a little more information about why I participate, beyond the obvious!
Why I Participate in a Relay Event
Because I want to support the great work my sister Valerie and brother-in-law Roby do through Relay for Life.
Who I am Participating For
I participate in honor and memory of my nephew Andrew and my Grandma Rosebrough and in support of the cancer research work my father Dr. DeWayne Roberts did at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. I also participate for the friends and loved ones of others who have struggled to beat this disease. One of the Style Me Bloggers learned this week that she has pancreatic cancer that has spread to her liver. She is 32 with five young children. I participate for Sara. I participate for Christina, Stephanie, Patty, Terri, Bob who have fought and defeated cancer. I participate for Frankie and Kate, children still fighting for their lives whom I have “met” and prayed for through Yes, Grace Rocks prayer group.
Why I Support the American Cancer Society
Every day, the American Cancer Society helps people take steps to reduce their risk of cancer or find it early when it is easiest to treat. They provide free information and services when and where people need it throughout their journey to get well. They are investing in groundbreaking research to find, prevent, treat, and cure cancer, and are working with lawmakers to pass laws to defeat cancer and rally communities worldwide to join the fight.
I hope you will consider joining my team and/or making a donation in support of my efforts.
Together, we have the power to help create a world where cancer can no longer claim another year of anyone’s life. Every child deserves more birthdays. Won’t you help?