Tuesday, June 12, 2007

A Relay For A World Without Cancer

As many of you are now familiar, it has become a yearly event for Hawthorne to participate in the American Cancer Society's signature event, Relay for Life. Relay for Life raises money to fight cancer and to raise awareness of cancer in the community. The relay for life honors cancer survivors, and remembers those who have lost their lives to cancer.

When the American Cancer Society Relay For Life started over 20 years ago, one of the reasons given to explain why it was an overnight event was that "cancer patients don't get the night off from cancer, so why should we?". How true.

The fight against cancer goes on. There is no one I know who can say they DO NOT have a friend or relative who has battled this terrible illness.

Join us in the Relay for Life, June 22-23 from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. at Naperville North High School, as we help raise money and awareness for the American Cancer Society. If you’d like to make a donation, ask a representative or email us today.

The American Cancer Society Relay For Life raises hundreds of millions of dollars each year in the fight against cancer. Millions of people will walk or run through the night to raise money to fight cancer. Relay For Life builds awareness of this dreaded disease and makes a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer HERE AND NOW!

Below is a poem I found, that I thought you might like to read. This poem helps us increase our awareness of what the Relay for Life is all about.

"Relay For Life - Bring Hope"
1998 - Written at 3am at an Illinois Relay For Life Event. -j.smith

Is there someone that you know?
Whose life is on the line,
They've been going through
the fight of their lives..
Come Together, Come Together for them
For Relay for Life

There are people,
Too many people.. crying
For a loved one that they know..
Come Together, Come Together.. for them
For Relay For Life

Walk together,
and have faith together..
We can bring hope
into their lives
Please come together, for them
For Relay for life

We can bring hope, all around
we have faith in the people in your town
So Come Together
For Relay for life.

We can bring hope, all around
we have faith in the people in this town..
So Come Together, for them
For Relay for Life.

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