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Ellen--here is my story. We really want you to come to our cancer fighting event. ‪#‎EllentoECRelay‬

My name is Annie Meuch and I am a co-chair for Elmhurst College's Relay for Life. Relay for Life is an event that raises money in honor of the American Cancer Society. We strive to make more birthdays.

I have been on the committee for two years now. Last year was my first year, but I was not able to see the event I had worked so hard to put together. My dad was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer the summer before my freshman year of college. I joined the Relay Committee that year in hopes to find a cure for cancer. I wanted my dad to walk the survivor lap so that I could give him a huge hug and tell him how much I love him and how proud I was that I could call him dad. As his health declined, the more nervous I was that my dad wouldn't be able to walk that lap.

My dad died a few days before the event from cancer and his funeral coincidentally landed on the same day as the event. This year I want to make it great. I am dedicating my hard work to my dad. I want this to be the best Elmhurst College Relay for Life event yet. We are hoping you can come to our event to make this year extremely special. Thanks Ellen!!
19 views Mar 18, 2015
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