From: Arthur G Hickey Jr [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 9:31 AM
To: Kevin Meagher; Michele N Karas; Mike Bertino; Monica Ford; Susan Eccles
Subject: American Cancer Relay For Life
I am taking part in an American Cancer Society Relay For Life this year. There's a good chance you've heard of it - it's the largest cancer-fighting movement in the world. There will be more than 230 Relays happening throughout New England this year, and more than 5,000 across the U.S., each uniting communities against a common enemy: cancer.
My team and I will be cheering the cancer survivors who kick off the event by taking the first lap around the track. Then, everyone else will join in and the goal is to keep at least one member of our team on the track all night. Lighting the way will be hundreds of luminarias - lighted bags bearing the names of loved ones who have faced a cancer diagnosis.
Relay is a time of reflection, a time to celebrate survivorship, and a time to pledge to take some kind of action to fight a disease that roughly 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with in their lifetimes. It might be a pledge to wear sunscreen, quit smoking, volunteer with the American Cancer Society to drive patients to and from treatment, or remind a loved one to get their annual mammogram.
As a Relay participant, I am committed to raising as much money as I can to help ensure that the American Cancer Society continues to meet the demand for its programs and services for cancer patients and their caregivers - help finding clinical trials and affordable health insurance, temporary lodging during treatment far from home, summer camps for children and teens with cancer, and much more.
I am proud to be part of Relay, can you tell? And I'm hoping you find the cause as worthy as I do. If so, please take just a few minutes to make a donation on my personal Web page. I would be so appreciative.
If you are interested in learning more about Relay, visit www.cancer.org/relay. And, if you ever have questions about cancer, I urge you to call an American Cancer Society cancer information specialist at 1.800.227.2345 - any time, day or night, every single day of the year.
Sgt. Arthur Hickey Jr
posted by mkaras on behalf of Relay for Life advocate Sgt. Hickey