As we go through life, nothing gives us a sense of fulfillment quite like helping others. That’s why I plan to aid others this weekend by signing up for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life. The organization schedules events all over the country in order to help fight cancer.
I’ve decided to participate because I’m usually spending my time and money on things that aren’t nearly as important as donating to cancer research. The event caters to many cancer survivors as well in which the special “survivor lap” is a very rewarding experience for those who were fortunate enough to defeat the deadly disease. I joined a team last year and ended up having a blast. Everyone is so nice and there are always tents and food stands set up all day to continue raising money for the various teams. So far, more than 1,500 people have raised over 64,000 dollars. If you’d like to join, the relay starts at 6:00 p.m. at the WVU track. The weather is supposed to be nice so go ahead and tell your friends to sign up. You have the opportunity to assist in saving a person’s life for a small fee of just 10 dollars.