For anyone who has never experienced a Relay for Life event, it is an amazing event that allows for people to come together who have in some way been touched by cancer. There is not one single person who has not been somehow directly or indirectly been affected by cancer. This event allows for people to come in to celebrate the lives of the survivors who have fought cancer and to remember the loved ones who have lost the battle. Money is raised for Relay for Life prior to the event and during it with all types of activities. In this case, I was a member of a team for Relay for Life and for each team, one person is supposed to walk around the track at all times during the 24 hour long event. By doing this event, I felt as if I was able to give back by both raising money and by contributing my time to help raise awareness about cancer. I participated in this event because I felt a tie to it and a need to feel the social responsibility. Since cancer affects so many people that I have known in my lifetime, it only seemed like the best way to try to commemorate how they impacted my life, not just during their lives, but unfortunately, at the time of their deaths as well.
There was not a single part of me that did not want to somehow give back.