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Relay for Life

August 24, 2019

Southern Oregon’s 2019 Relay For Life event was held on Saturday, August 24 in Medford. The team from Hematology Oncology Associates was the top fundraiser, earning $10,666 for the American Cancer Society. HOA provided brunch for the survivors, and Dr. Aleksandra Sander spoke at the opening ceremony. She recited the “Cancer Cannot Do” poem, which provided inspiration to the attendees.

Cancer is so limited…
It cannot cripple love.
It cannot shatter hope.
It cannot corrode faith.
It cannot destroy peace.
It cannot kill friendship.
It cannot suppress memories.
It cannot silence courage.
It cannot invade the soul.
It cannot steal eternal life.
It cannot conquer the spirit.

Because of our generous donors and volunteers, Relay for Life and Hematology Oncology Associates have been able to help thousands of people with breakthrough treatments, education and prevention initiatives, and crucial patient care programs.

About Relay for Life

The Relay For Life movement is American Cancer Society’s signature fund-raiser dedicated to helping communities attack cancer. From team members to volunteers, we’re all able to remember those we’ve lost and help those affected today. Through funds donated, time given, or awareness raised, our community has teamed up to make a difference. When we rally together in the fight against cancer through this fun and inspirational event, we can accomplish anything!

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Relay For Life events help even the odds in the fight against cancer. The funds raised through Relay For Life not only honor survivors and remember loved ones, but also help give cancer patients and their families the resources they need, like free rides to chemo, free places to stay near hospitals, and a live 24/7 helpline for answers and support.

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