I Participated In "Relay For Life"

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    Tommorrow Is My First Time

    I am walking with my United Campus Ministries group. I raised about $100, which was my goal. I decided to participate in memory of those I have lost to cancer (a close family friend and my grandfather) as well as those who've lost others cancer (many people I went to high school...
    dancer2011 dancer2011
    18-21, F
    Mar 19, 2009

    Wonderful Cause

    I lost my father to lung cancer and within 8 months my daughter was diagnosed. Last year was my first time participating and I will help out from now on.
    rumpledforeskin rumpledforeskin
    41-45, M
    Dec 8, 2012

    Relay For Life Number 3

    I just finished my 3rd Relay for Life event. I am exhausted! I love this event. Cancer touches us all. I don't think there is anyone that doesn't know a family member, friend, co-worker who has suffered from cancer. Or maybe even suffers from it or is a survivor themselves...
    GlassButterfly GlassButterfly
    51-55, F
    May 20, 2012

    Cancer Has Touched My Life

    Cancer has hit way too close to home for me many times. I lost my maternal grandmother to pancreatic cancer when I was only eight years old, and she was only seven years older than I am today when she was diagnosed. I have my own pancreatic battles going on, and although I don't...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Oct 23, 2012

    I did relay the other night

    for the first time. It was so much fun. I had two of my friends come with me and everyone in our team bailed on walking. So me and two friends walked for 12 hours stright. When i got home i passed out for 12 hours and contuined to sleep through out the day. Im gald i did it. It...
    JessyGirl96 JessyGirl96
    18-21, F
    Aug 3, 2014

    Our 2nd Year At The Relay

    We have our team - named PIL SUNG - it means "Certain Victory " in Korean. Last year was our first year and we just started organizing this year's relay. My family has been touched by cancer on both sides. We've lost loved ones and have survivors as well. As most of us do...
    bbtwelve bbtwelve
    46-50, F
    Jan 17, 2013

    My Husband

    My husband was diagnosed with Cancer in 2008, luckily or so we thought was actually operable. So he was cured after a surgery and quick knowledge of the doctors we actually used who found the diagnosis. He had a very rare form of Cancer - Parathyroid. Yes, it ended up being...
    Biscuit25 Biscuit25
    Mar 22, 2013

    Every Year

    Every year Relay for Life takes place at a local high school just up the road from me. And every year I volunteer and help with anything & everything that needs doing. Since everyone in my family, including myself, has had a battle with cancer...it's the least I can do to show my...
    hadyourchance hadyourchance
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

    Realy For Life In Las Vegas

    i participated with my school clubs to walk to 6pm through 6am. i thought ok lets do shifts and all that but no, with the power of friends' persuasion the made me commit into walking the whole 12 hrs. it was about 7hrs in to the walk we were in pain that we tried to keep our...
    lonewanderer lonewanderer
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 26, 2008

    Help Out!

    My brother Dustin Murphy is someone who has passed away from cancer. I would do anything in the world to get him back. I want to be the only one who experiences this pain. I want to change it for someone else, I dont want them to deal with this pain of losing someone close to you...
    mmmurphy mmmurphy
    1 Response Jan 27, 2011

    Rebels With a Cause

    This year was the first time I had ever participated in Relay for Life.  It was amazing!  My team was called "Rebels With A Cause" and consisted of a bunch of my cousins and some close family friends.  I had such a great time and I was overwhelmed by the...
    TheIdeaOfMe TheIdeaOfMe
    31-35, F
    May 18, 2009

    Relay Tonight

    Went to the Relay tonight, after losing my father, grandfather and two uncles to cancer. And my oldest daughter is fighting papillary carcinoma . Helping the cause in any way I can. To see all the strong willed people, and hear their stories. Amazing and inspiring .
    rumpledforeskin rumpledforeskin
    41-45, M
    Jul 19, 2013

    I'm in reLay for life today

    for the second year in a row. My team won last year, hoping to win this year(:
    alyssabay alyssabay
    18-21, F
    Jul 11, 2014

    Team Captain

    I am somehow the Team Captain, despite the fact that I have no idea what I am doing. I love Relay, i think it's such a fun way to raise money for a great cause, but I am running low on time and ideas. If anyone has any great, semi-simple fundraising ideas, I'm all ears..
    Serendpity18 Serendpity18
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2008

    I Relay Every Year

    I am the reason my mom and I always go to relays my family is usually working so they cant. When my mom had been diagnosed with nonhodgkins lymphoma i didnt really think that i knew how serious it was, somehow i did because i was the one that pushed my family to do as many relays...
    midnight424 midnight424
    18-21, F
    May 17, 2013
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