Over the weekend, BC and I celebrated our one year wedding anniversary. The past 365 days have gone both very quickly and very slowly. They say that the first year of marriage is the hardest, but truth be told, being married to him was by the far the easiest part of the past year because forty days after our wedding, my mom died of leukemia.
She had been diagnosed a little over a year before, her form of leukemia was aggressive and she spent a couple months in the hospital at the Cleveland Clinic followed by time in a rehabilitation facility. By Christmas she was home and able to meet her grandson shortly after my sister gave birth. We all thought she was in the clear and spent the first half of 2018 putting the finishing touches on our wedding.
The night of our wedding, nobody could have guessed that within just a few short weeks she’d be back in the hospital.
With the one year anniversary of her passing coming up, I was thrilled when asked to participate in the Colors of Cancer Cleveland fundraiser campaign. All September long I’ll be wearing orange — the ribbon color for Leukemia — and working towards my fundraising goal of $2500. I would love if you would consider donating.
What is Colors of Cancer?
Colors of Cancer is a unique American Cancer Society campaign that gives participants the opportunity to raise awareness around a specific type of cancer. Participants commit to a fundraising goal of $2,500 and proudly display the color of the type of cancer they choose for the month of September. For me, that means orange for leukemia.
Every dollar makes a difference
At the American Cancer Society, no donation is too small – each and every dollar counts. Your donations help fund groundbreaking cancer research, patient care programs, and much more, making a real difference in communities like ours. With every donation, you are helping the American Cancer Society save lives. So please consider donating to my fundraising campaign today.