Why I Relay, And You Should, Too

Why I Relay, And You Should, Too

"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have."

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On April 13, 2018, I will be walking from 6:00pm to 6:00am in order to raise money for Relay for Life at Merrimack College. This will be my second time participating, and I am so proud to be a part of such an incredible cause.

For those who don't know what Relay for Life is, it is an event put on by the American Cancer Society to raise money for all those who are affected by cancer. It is a time where people come together to celebrate the lives of those who have survived, remember those we have lost, and provide hope and strength for those who are still fighting.

Whether you decide to attend the event or donate to the cause, remember that every little bit counts. Any amount has the ability to change someone's life, and you can be a part of it.

I am the team captain of my team, "Criminology," which encourages all who are a part of this major to come to this event. It is our job to raise money and to encourage others to join the cause. We hope to beat last year's amount, and cannot do that without you.

This, is why I relay.

I relay for everyone in my life who has been affected by cancer.

I relay for both of my grandfathers, George Munroe and George Morin.

I relay for my family members, Sue Cole, Ruth Cole, and Laurie Cole.

I relay for my friends, Kimberly Goosen and Mr. Z.

I relay for everyone whose life has been changed by cancer. For those who have fought so, so bravely, for those who have lost their battle, and for those who have survived.

I relay for those who have had to see their family and friends go through this disease -- to support them, as they support their loved ones. Because cancer takes a toll on all of us in its own way.

I relay for the hope that this horrible disease will soon have a cure, and that no one will have to suffer from it again. So that anyone affected, can go out and enjoy the sunshine, as a survivor.

Please, join my team and I in this year's event at Merrimack College. Any little bit counts, and with your help, we can truly make a difference.

Please find the link to donate to our team below:


While it says that my personal goal is $100, I am raising money for my team goal of $1,000. Thank you so much for your support, love, and most importantly, your hope.

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