Cancer has had a personal affect on myself and my family
My Father died of lymphoma in 1976 when I was 18 and just starting my life. His loss not only had a tremendous affect on my family emotionally but financially. I lost my Mother to lung cancer in 2006. My Father in law to prostate cancer as well as many Aunts and cousins diagnosed with breast cancer.
I do not wish a cancer diagnosis on anyone, and yet, it is through such challenges that we often realize the value of family, friends, time and love. This particular time of the covid-19 pandemic is especially challenging for those facing cancer.
For this 10th Anniversary of Lights of Hope- an event held each September as bags line the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in Washington, DC with messages of support, encouragement and remembrance for those who have fought cancer, been a caregiver or lost a loved one- I recognize the need for funds has never been more dire.
I’ll be honoring my friends and family at this very special event. I’d love for those you know who have been touched by cancer - friends and loved ones - to be part of it too.
Donate today and dedicate a bag.
Help us send a visible reminder to Congress that they need to do more to help fight this disease.
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