Peachtree Corners residents were among the 15,000 supporters who made a big contribution to the fight against cancer through MADAC at the world's largest Relay For Life event.
The largest Relay For Life event in the world - the Gwinnett Relay For Life – raised over $1.5-million, with a lot of help from a lot of people all over the area…not the least of which were the members of Mothers And Daughters Against Cancer (MADAC) and the people of Peachtree Corners. It all officially began Friday evening, at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds, with the annual “The Purple Glove Dance”; the brain child of MADAC co-founder and Peachtree Corners resident Susan Graveline. An estimated 12,000 of the 15,000 Gwinnett Relay For Life participants gathered, dawned purple gloves provided by Kimberly-Clark to showed their support in the fight against cancer as they danced en masse - led by Graveline. “It gets, bigger every year,” …
Cancer Patients at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge of Atlanta can now wrap themselves in the warmth of a Feel The Love blanket - a gift from MADAC.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Randy Wyles
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It’s a dark night; you can’t sleep. The room is very comfortable - but it isn’t yours. Thoughts drifting through your mind refuse to yield to the rest that your exhausted body desperately needs as you replay the treatment regimen of the day, the work you’ll do tomorrow and the words your doctor spoke back when this all began. “You have cancer.” The staff has been very caring. You think of your family and you know you’re supposed to “stay positive” but you just can’t muster the strength right now. You just want to leave; to run away from the world and go home to the warmth and security of your own bed and your own blanket – and you cry – silently, deep in the dark night. Cancer survivors and cancer patients know this scenario; they've …