The 2014 Relay For Life team has been working hard to raise dollars for the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research, patient education, services and advocacy. A garage sale was held in November; a women’s luncheon/style show in January; Circle of Hope Bracelets and luminary bags have been sold; the team walked at the Relay event on March 29 in honor and in memory of cancer patients and on April 14 will help host a benefit golf tournament at Desert Hills Golf Course. Thank you, Quail Creek residents, for supporting the team in their goal to help cancer patients.
What would a cancer patient be going through during those months from November to April? The trips to the doctor and treatment would be numerous. Perhaps the American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program would provide a ride when driving was impossible. The patient would be able to go online or call 1-800-ACS-2345 anytime day or night and get information about cancer. When chemo caused hair to fall out, the patient could go to the Tucson ACS office and get fitted for a wig and learn how to wear scarves. A trained specialist would give instructions on how to use makeup to cover the loss of eyebrows, eye lashes and tiredness through the Look Good, Feel Better Program. Through Hope Lodge, patients from out of town had a place to stay when long distance travel was necessary for treatments. Medicine taken like Tamoxifen or Herceptin was discovered through research grants given out from dollars raised for the American Cancer Society to fund cancer research.
To help cancer patients and promote cancer research through the Relay For Life efforts, go to www.relayforlife.org/gvsahuaritaaz and donate to the Quail Creek team.