Throughout my adolescence and adult life someone I have loved or knew has been taken by cancer, from family members, daughter's class mate, to colleagues. My own fight with cancer began when my mother was diagnosed with stage 4 esophageal cancer in 2008, just as we were mourning my father passing away few months earlier. She is one brave women, who is fighting and winning her battle. For me, there is one motto- End this devastating disease. No one deserves to lose their loved ones prematurely. Cancer research has taken great strides, but we need more funds to push through. I urge you to help this cause. Lets make our own mark to end cancer.