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"Chomp Cancer" campaign Relay for Life 2016-2017

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"I see on the commercials all the time those new treatments for cancer. Maybe those doctors can try some of that and you know... do something for me." - Pops ... ........Above is a quote from my grandfather this past fall when I was home for Thanksgiving. He had stage 3 Gallbladder cancer and though I didn't know it at the time was living his last 2 months here on earth. The cancer commercials he was referring to were some American Cancer Society commercials that would interrupt his western TV shows! Often these ads would talk a lot about the success in cancer research and advances in technology and throw out some stat like cancer has declined 21 % since 1991. These ads are very true and these statistics are a true testimony to the progress we've made towards the battle against cancer. Having said that there is also the facts that in 2016 there will be an estimated 1685210 new cancer cases diagnosed and 595690 cancer deaths in the US. So when you ask my why I Relay. This is why I relay. I relay for Pops. I relay to raise money for cancer research and help support families battling this disease and I ask you join arms with us to end this disease once and for all.



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