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Why Do I Relay?

Monday, July 23, 2012

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Kent Lundquist
Cherokee Relay for Life team captains were recently asked why they participate in the Relay for Life, which will take place Friday, August 3, 2012 at Koser Spring Lake Park.

Kent Lundquist, team captain Cherokee Regional Medical Center:

"As an employee of Cherokee Regional Medical Center, it is important for me to actively support this cause. Many of us who work at CRMC are reminded on a daily basis of the pain and hardship cancer can cause to our patients and their families, but we also have faith that someday, through medical research, there will be cures and/or more effective treatments for this dreaded disease.

From a personal standpoint, I just lost my father to cancer. At the time of diagnosis it was suggested that he get his affairs in order because he would probably be gone within six months. Fortunately, due to the chemotherapy treatment study he was able to participate in and his never ending positive attitude, he fought the battle for 11 years...long enough to see the once experimental treatments he received now become protocol for many cancer patients.

I relay to honor his legacy, and urge others to never give up in their fight against cancer."

If you would like to get involved, you make contact Myla Stoneking at 225-6018 or Veldene Lindell at 225-3766.



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