Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hawthorne participates in the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life”!

It is that time of year again. Time for Hawthorne Credit Union to participate in our yearly event by sponsoring the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life”! Relay for Life raises money to fight cancer and raise awareness of cancer in the community. The relay for life honors cancer survivors, and remembers those who have lost their lives to cancer.

The fight against cancer continues to goes on. Unfortunately, most of us have been touched by this terrible illness and on this very special night that we can all come together to continue to fight again the disease and help others.

The Hawthorne Relay for Life of 2008 is now in the planning stages at Hawthorne. This year the event will be held on July 25 (rescheduled due to bad weather), at Naperville North High School.

Relay for Life is the American Cancer Society’s nationwide signature event. This 24-hour, overnight event raises money and awareness while serving as a celebration for cancer survivors, and a memorial for loved ones lost.

One great way to help Relay for Life participants honor survivors is to make a donation of any amount to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. If you are interested please visit one of our branches.

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 that I thought you might like to read. It helps us increase your awareness of what the Relay for Life is all about.

"Relay For Life - Bring Hope"
Caring For Cancer

Today, we honor our survivors and remember those who we have lost.
But every day, every year, there is progress.
Yesterday’s death sentence is today’s prognosis for a full recovery.
Yesterday’s HOPE is today’s CURE!

And so to honor those battling cancer with us today, we present each survivor with a seedling that they can “grow” with.

Each day, remember how far this tree has come, and how far you have come.
Each day, remember that this tree was once a seedling, and remember how you were once at the beginning of your treatments.
Each day, remember that curing cancer has become an eventuality, not an impossibility

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