I’m writing my thank you notes to folks who donated to the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life on my behalf. The event was, just like last year, outstanding. My dad and Randy and I walked alongside 1,000 others, collectively raising $165,000. We heard an amazing young man–a theatre major at Georgetown–talk about his battle with cancer that began at age 14. We remembered those we have lost and honored those who have been or still are fighting the good fight. Thank you to all of you for your support, whether it was financial or moral. Here’s what our event accomplished. This is taken from an email I received from the event chairs.

What can $165,000 do for those facing cancer and those working to find cures? The amount our event raised can provide so many things:

  • 275 more days of the 1-800-ACS-2345 hotline service for patients and caregivers looking for support and answers.
  • 66 scholarships of $2500 for young cancer Survivors.
  • 1100 more stays at a Hope Lodge, easing the financial and emotional burden on patients traveling out of town for treatments.
  • 550,000 test tubes or 16,500 Petri dishes for researchers to use to find cures.

Until next year…