I lost my mom to cancer in 2006 and have been involve in the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” for the past ten years. This year, I’m organizing a team to raise funds as we walk in this event. This poem highlights some of the benefits of Relay for Life as the American Cancer Society leads the fight against this horrible disease.
Relay for Life provides optimism
For difficult times through activism.
Changing the unbearable
Into what is more endurable.
Giving participants a chance to work as one;
Helping one another until the disease is done.
Working together within a community
To find a cure and ease anxiety.
New medications give hope; a spouse adds love,
A family gives support, and there is help from above.
There are times when the battle is not won
But the optimism for the future means a ton.
Because the positives of all good things
Like hope and unity which Relay brings,
We continue to fight against this vicious malady
With the help of Relay for Life a wonderful charity.
By Mark Shields – © 03-09-2016