Relay for Life May 2015

Hi!  It’s me!  It’s that time of year again.  I just “celebrated” my 4 year cancerversary in March.  March 15th to be exact.  In some ways it seems like yesterday, in others it was years ago!  In some ways I want to celebrate, in other ways I don’t.  Cancer just sucks!

Most of you know I have chosen to support the American Cancer Society (ACS) in my fundraising efforts.  We all have our opinions on organizations, but I truly believe the money we contribute to ACS is used directly towards cancer research.  While I personally have been affected by breast cancer, many that I love have been affected by so many other types of cancer.  I am sure all of you in some way can relate, unfortunately.

In 2011 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer, for the first time in my life, I was directly affected by not having enough research.  Completely amazing in this day and age, in my opinion.  More importantly, I don’t want my daughter to face an oncologist and hear the same thing.  So, for that reason, I annually raise money and tell my story.  1 out of 8 women today are diagnosed with breast cancer.  Not acceptable!

Ed, Gracie and I will be walking in the Relay for Life at Westminster (in Buckhead/Vinings) this year on Friday, May 29th – the Friday after Memorial Day.  We have walked at Adams Stadium for years, but they have chosen to move further out in Dekalb County.  So, for that reason, we have decided to change venues this year.  I am hoping this is closer to home for many of you and you will be able to join us.  And, this year the entire event is held from 5:00 p.m. until midnight, Friday night.  Short and sweet!  Fun for individuals and families!  Bring your kids!  P.S.  Porknado will be there providing “BBQ for a Cause.”

I hope you will plan to join my team “Gaile Force” and be out there with us on the 29th.  If that is not possible, please plan to donate to our team which will directly go to the American Cancer Society.  Any amount helps in the fight against cancer!

I thank all of you for your support of me, Ed and Gracie.  We would have never made it through that experience without the support of our friends and family.  Love you all!  MKG

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