Cancer. I know that every single person has been effected by it. Personally at 8 years old with my mothers Stage 4 Breast Cancer diagnosis. And more recently the mulitiude of friends.
I remember sitting in my car hearing about one of my girlfriend's melanoma diagnosis. She was 33 when she found out. More recently, finding out about my other girlfriend's breast cancer diagnosis was earth shaking to me. She was 44 when she found out. My other friend was 32 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Another friend in her early 30's. And yet another melanoma diagnosis of a young man in his 30's.
Cancer is Stupid. And devastating. And life-changing.
What astounds me is the ages of the people I know that are being wrought with this disease. So young. But in terms of cancer and research, somewhere in limbo.
We are blessed with amazing organizations that offer support for childhood cancer. And we have other organziations doing phenomenal research for specific types of cancers...
But what about the young adults? Not kids, not retiree age... where do they turn?
Running the Ragnar Relay- which is a bucket list for me- for Team Stupid Cancer is more than an honor. It is something that I take very seriously! Stupid Cancer is an incredible organization providing support for young adults diagnosed with stupid cancer. I can't get into all that they offer in this short space... But I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of this team.
Learn more about Stupid Cancer by clicking here! Their website is full of amazing information about their advocacy, research and assistance.
Help this great organziation as I run the Ragnar Relay for Team Stupid Cancer!