I am challenging myself to remain proactive in my volunteering efforts but in a different way than I have done before. For as long as I could remember I enjoyed volunteering but my intentions didn't always seem so pure. Whether it was to fill a resume or a topic of discussion during college or dental school interviews, volunteering always served another purpose. Today I am volunteering as a reminder to myself. Cancer surrounds me. I have seen the disease strike my family, friends, and patients from young to old. Some have survived and some have died. But all have inspired me and made a lasting impact in my life. Please help me raise money for these children who know the true meaning of life while fighting for their own. Wherever you are, I ask that you carry the jazzy spirit of New Orleans and join me against this fight.