Clancy's Fundraising Page!
Who do you know with cancer? Just think....I bet at least 3 to 4 people come to mind. Now realize that every person in the world can do the same thing. That is thousands upon thousands of people!! When we think of huge cancer centers we think of faraway lands: Duke, MD Anderson, Memorial Sloan Kettering, the list goes on. But Greenville Health System (in your own back yard!) houses the same services as those places!
My cancer journey begins over a decade ago, with my dad's friend David Finley. David was the manager at the chemical plant that my dad works for....he was also a cowboy with a horseshoe mustache. As a child we would go to David's farm where I could pet and ride his horses to my heart's content. David was full of life, passion and fun. I always found him the most interesting guy. David was diagnosed with bladder cancer and ultimately passed away on my dad's birthday due to metastases all over his body. This was my first, but unfortunately not last, encounter with cancer.
Randy Crawford was my uncle, but he was more than that. He was a generous, kind, & loud goofball. My aunt and uncle don't have any children, but they made up for the spoiling with my brother and me. He would do anything for us, like pay me $60 to mow his tiiiiiiny lawn (most of which my dad did). He was a veteran, a talker during movies, a dedicated postal worker, and a guy who wore button downs with cars printed on them. My Uncle Randy died on 11/11/15 on Veterans Day, six months after his diagnosis of Metastatic Melanoma.
I now work at the Greenville Health System Cancer Institute, and I carry with me the memory of those I have lost. However, everyday I am able to see the difference that Dragon Boat dollars make.
Here at the Center for Integrative Oncology and Survivorship we treat the whole patient, not just their disease. We do this through exercise navigation, nutrition counseling, personal counseling, lymphedema physical therapy and more. We are able to give patients their lives back, not just rid them of disease.
By making a donation in support of my Dragon Boat team, you help provide vital cancer research and survivorship programs to cancer patients in our community. So many of us have been touched by cancer in some way and this event provides a way for us to honor and remember loved ones that have faced or continue to face the disease. Make a gift to my Dragon Boat team and know that you are making a difference to cancer patients here in the Upstate.
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