I have moments ago joined our local Relay for Life event. Taking care of my folks I can’t do a lot, but I can join in for the one day event. I can also attempt to fundraise but more than that I can share why I feel strongly about Relay and the American Cancer Society.

A couple months after I celebrated my fiftieth birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a lumpectomy and six weeks of radiation I am cancer free. Fifteen years and counting.


I lost one of my brothers to Leukemia.

I lost an aunt to stomach cancer.

I lost an uncle to Leukemia.

I lost an uncle who had male breast cancer that spread.

My grandmother had brain tumors.

I lost friends to various cancers.

I have friends who are dealing with cancer in themselves or their families.

Cancer does not care, does not pick this one over that, doesn’t care your social status, your family status, your anything. Cancer attacks and we fight.

As a survivor, my desire is to have this become a very large group, a large family of warriors who won their battle. So I write, I share, I remember and remind and yes, I ask for donations to help make that desire a reality. Even if one only donates a single dollar, those add up. Each one being used to make a difference.



About rebecca s revels

A writer, a photographer, a cancer survivor. An adventurer of the mild kind, a lover of the simple pleasures such as long walks and chocolate. A Christian unashamed of my faith and a friend who is dependable and will encourage readily. Author of three self published books with more waiting to find their way to paper. An advocate of good things, a fighter against wrongs.
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5 Responses to

  1. John says:

    I’m so sorry for your losses, Rebecca. You are doing a very wonderful thing. ❤️🙏🏻

  2. leendadll says:

    I’m sorry ypur list reminds me of my AIDS losses. It completely changed me.

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