Once the shock wore off, I was scared. I knew cancer wasn’t always a death sentence, but I wanted my mom to be around as long as possible.
I had to do something to help. So I started volunteering.
Before my mom’s diagnosis I had participated in cancer walks, but now it was personal for me. My drive to make a difference was fueled by newfound knowledge: Awareness, fundraising, support groups, and advocacy are crucial to better cancer funding and research.
I want to do more to help everyone touched by this devastating disease -- and you can help. ACS CAN is planning a lobby day in September. Can you make a $10 donation to help me, and others like me, share our stories?
Six months ago, my mom passed away. She outlived her doctor’s predicted timeline -- but then the cancer spread to her lymph nodes, and then her bones. Not long after that I lost her.
But in many ways she is still with me. As a high school teacher, my mom was driven to educate -- and that passion to make a difference lives through me.
I will continue to fight for more funding and better treatments, and tell the world about my mom, until there is a cure.
This September I have an incredible opportunity to have my voice heard at ACS CAN’s lobby day. But we need your help to make the lobby day a success. Will you make a donation? Even $10 will make a big difference:
My mom spent her career changing the lives of students. Now it’s up to me to help change the future for cancer patients.
Thank you for helping me to tell my mom’s story.
ACS CAN Volunteer