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American Cancer Society volunteer writes in

Dear Editor:

My name is Megan McEwen, I am the Chair for Johnson County Relay for life. I have been involved with Relay for the past eight years in which I participated with the Myrtle Brookshire Relay for Life team and Positive Thinkers Relay team. My life has been affected by Cancer in many ways, I lost my grandfather in 2007 to Colon Cancer and my grandmother in 2013 to Pancreatic Cancer. I have also had several family members that have been diagnosed and beat Cancer so I know that progress is coming. I feel that involvement in Relay is just one way that I can help fight this terrible disease and one day find a cure for all types of Cancer. More than 100 years ago, the American Cancer Society was started by volunteers relentless in their desire to change the course of cancer’s history.
Today, the American Cancer Society thanks its more than 3 million volunteers – including the many volunteers here in Johnson County – each of whom is creating their own legacy of compassion and dedication toward the collective goal of finishing the fight against cancer.
During National Volunteer Week (April 6-12), the American Cancer Society invites you to stand with us to continue that legacy. Whether driving cancer patients to and from treatment, making meals for patients staying at a Hope Lodge, leading a team at one of our community events or advocating for change, your impact matters greatly. For information on local volunteer opportunities that can help save lives from cancer, visit cancer.org/get involved or call 1-800-227-2345.
 

Megan McEwen
American Cancer Society Volunteer
Mountain City, TN