I am a 16-month cancer survivor. I was diagnosed the day my youngest grandchild was born. It is a life-changing experience to hear the words, "You have cancer."
I had a wonderful support network, and I want to make sure others will, too. That is why I joined the fight. I am a team leader for Relay for Life this year as well as the survivor chairman.
I don't want anyone to feel as devastated and alone as I did. I didn't know where to go or who to talk to. I got online and looked up my particular cancer and the treatments. There is so much information and so little time to make decisions on treatment.
The American Cancer Society was my lifeline. It pointed me in the right direction and paired me with a survivor with my type of cancer who supported me through all my treatments. They all made me feel like family.
Please join me in this fight against cancer. Join a Relay for Life team today or get some friends together and form a team of your own. Together we can wipe out this disease in our lifetime.
Carlene Betley, Marvel