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This weekend, I am participating in the ACS Relay for Life in Gurnee, IL. For those of you who don't know, Relay for Life is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. The proceeds of these fundraisers from around the country go towards cancer research and treatment. The importance of such things cannot be overstated. More information about the event and the society can be found here, here, and at the ACS website.
If you've ever known someone who has died from cancer, then you can appreciate the need for such things. I, myself, lost a friend to cancer when he was only 17. The progression was incredibly painful to watch, as his leg was amputated to, unsuccessfully, stop the spread. He finally died not long after the cancer spread from his leg to his lungs.
His memory inspires me to work on cancer-related research. It's partly why I've chosen my career path.
If you feel so inclined, please donate to the cause. You can contribute to my team online through this link. I'm told that all donations are tax deductible, but online there is a $5 minimum donation.
Thank you very much for your generosity.