On January 21st, 2012 I will be holding the first Crush Cancer Softball Clinic.
I have three missions for my Crush Cancer Softball Clinic. One is to lessen the fear associated with cancer.
My second mission is to promote a healthy lifestyle, which I believe helped me immensely during my own battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 22 years old.
The third mission is to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, through Light the Night, which is an event that I take part in every year. I believe that LLS presents every event in a positive and proactive light.
Cancer is scary, lonely, hopeless at times, and something that is so different for every individual that experiences this terrible disease. I want to lessen all the destructive parts of cancer, while promoting the things that may make somebody’s cancer journey less painful and scary.
I can do this through forming relationships with young girls in my community as a start, and showing them what a cancer survivor can look like, a 24 year old athlete. I want to break the cancer stereotypes that are presented through the media. My dream is to have the young girls I build relationships with be able to offer hope to somebody in the future.
Please stay tuned for other information about the first Crush Cancer Softball Clinic, to be hosted at Caldwell College in January.