I have posted on here about how cancer has affected me, taking the lives of my dear grandma & grandpa and currently affecting my aunt & Bonnaroo friend Jessica. Jessica & her family have created a Relay for Life team, Team Jeja, that will walk this Friday night. I am honored to be walking with them. Here is our team page if any of you feel like donating towards our team goal.
I'm can't believe I just found this thread ((poor timing on my part)); but I'm happy to see Team Jeja exceeded their goal! I actually had a team of friends I was helping fundraise for the walk last night (17th) in the Raleigh area as well! I was swabbed to join the national bone marrow database at my first Bonnaroo in 2011 (through DKMS), but I didn't actually realize the importance of it until my (for lack of a better description) boyfriend was diagnosed with lymphoma last October & the search for a bone marrow donor for him began. Sadly, his fight ended a couple months ago, but the stories and people that we met along the way who had been able to keep fighting for their lives because of a bone marrow match they'd received from a random person in the national database were beyond inspiring. Does anyone know if Be The Match or Delete Blood Cancer (DKMS) will be at Bonnaroo 2013 to sign up potential donors??
alloriginal17, I am so very sorry for your loss. Cancer sucks so much. I do not know if BTM or DKMS will be at Roo, but it would be a wonderful thing to have on the farm. I will try to inquire about it & post what I find back here.
Here is a photo from last Friday's Relay for Life. Team Jeja exceeded our goal, & we had a lot of fun doing it.
Just got a response back from Delete Blood Cancer (DKMS) & they will be at Bonnaroo again this year.
One of our best volunteer groups Love Hope Strength has had a booth at Bonnaroo for the past several years to register potential donors and will be in attendance this year as well.
Custeph, Thanks so much for checking into this---knowing DKMS will be there again, hopefully continuing to raise awareness of how valuable a simple cheek swap can be, definitely put a smile on my face! ..and continued prayers for your aunt and Jessica =)
Hello all! Just wanted to mention, October is coming up and that is Cancer Awareness month*. Quack Cancer!!! QSAROO will sponsor this opportunity to help bring awareness to cancer and include a chance to win a gift in a gesture of Thank You for your participation. Be creative and look for ways to bring awareness to cancer. Let QSAROO know of your participation and involvement. This will lead to you name being placed into the
Purple Hat !!!
Details have not been worked out, but a ticket to Bonnaroo 2014 will be the gift.
Hint: Now is the time of year that communities are having runs and walks for cancer. Involve yourself in a cancer Run/walk in your community and have your named placed in the
Purple Hat !!!
*yes, I understand that is an incorrect title, but we like to include the whole body in our awareness.