"My family started a team in support of my dad. He had been diagnosed with lymphoma and chronic lymphocytic leukemia a few years before. We wanted to help raise money to find a cure because Dad was always strong and a fighter. He lost his fight December 22, 2011. I continued to relay so that we can cure this disease so others won't have to go through this. I also relay to raise awareness so others realize what cancer patients and their families go through"
The Cherokee Relay for Life will be this Friday, August 3rd, at Koser Spring Lake Park.