Having lost my sister, my best friend to cancer 6 months ago, I have been reading alot about groups that paricipate in fundraising events to help to find a cure.
Relay for life and the Lance Armstrong Foundation are the two that I have read about. The people who support these wonderful groups are amazing to me. They truly have a passion for raising money to fund these organizations. Cancer fundraising has become their lifeline.
Relay for Life works with the American Cancer Society in education for how to detect, prevent and fight against this terrible disease. Relay for life celebrates cancer survivors and has an event every year. They get together to recognize the survivors and their families and honor those who have lost their lives. I like the way the start their relay?s, the survivors take the first lap and all the supporters follow.
The Relay for life teams must raise money through fundraisers to support all their efforts in fighting cancer and hopefully one day ending the disease. My brother raised money to be the Lance Armstrong bike ride, my sister was there cheering him on. He raised several thousands of dollars to help in the cause. Supporting these groups when they come to you with a fundraiser is vital to keep the work going, to help find a cure and honor those who fought the disease.