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#BloodCancerAwarenessMonth Thank you to fabulous Alyssa and all my Relay for Life friends!

Had to post a huge hug and shout out to Alyssa Rood for her amazing gift of energy and love as a Relay for Life participant. (And to her mom Denine for sending me this photo).

Since its humble beginnings in 1985, Relay for Life has been raising funds for the American Cancer Society. Millions of dollars have been generated for research, support, awareness and education, and fabulous people like Alyssa have made it happen.

If you've been to a Relay for Life event, you know that the track is lined with luminaria, some in tribute, some in memoriam, every one a reminder that cancer only comes in the context of a human being. Those lights through the night, as participants keep walking, are a powerful symbol of the scientists and caregivers who keep striving for answers, striding toward a cure.

Thank you! As a survivor who has been lucky enough to see my children grow up, I can't begin to express my gratitude.

Visit the Relay for Life website to learn how you can get involved.

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