RELAY FOR LIFE - JUNE 6TH/7TH - NOVI MIDDLE SCHOOL
NOVI RELAY FOR LIFE
HOPE DROGMILLER WILL WALK THE NOVI RELAY FOR LIFE WITH HER MOMMY, A 9 YEAR CANCER SURVIVOR.
The RELAY FOR LIFE is a fun-filled overnight activity that mobilizes communities across the country to celebrate survivorship, remember those who lost their lives to cancer, and raise money for the fight against cancer. This is an American Cancer Society signature event.
AND YES, HOPE DROGMILLER RETURNS FOR A SECOND YEAR TO PARTICIPATE AT THIS NOVI RELAY FOR LIFE ON JUNE 6TH & 7TH AT THE NOVI MIDDLE SCHOOL, MI
Wixom, Michigan resident Hope Drogmiller, only 10 years old, will walk for her second year in a row with her mommy Kathy Drogmiller also of Wixom, for the American Cancer Society’s RELAY FOR LIFE. The event is a milestone this year as the Relay for Life is celebrating 25 years of having relays.
Hope is a Wixom resident that chose to join her mommy Kathy who works for the CVS Distribution center in Novi where Kathy is the team captain and Hope wanted to join the relay team for a second year. Hope says, "It doesn’t matter what city you live in it's about getting off the couch and going out in the world to try to make a difference for this great cause."
"Cancer is one of the true evils in our world and we need to try to destroy it and find a cure. I love participating in the relay with my mommy, but I do hope that we find a cure so we are not still walking for a cure 50 years from now."
Hope is dedicated to the mission to help find a cure and make it easier for patients to receive better care and help. Hope has lost many family members to cancer in her lifetime of 10 years. "My mommy is a breast cancer survivor," she further explains, "and so I know that I am fortunate to have her here with me today; as I already know of the uncertain futures cancer patients have."
"I have lost my uncle Brian to AML and my Grandma passed away a few Christmas mornings ago. I know a girl just 10 that recently passed to cancer and my great cousin Lindsay in his early fifties just passed away from his battle with cancer."
"WE NEED TO FIND A CURE!"
"This is the main reason that I relay ... I think CURE! With every step I take I think cure. Nobody should have to go through cancer, especially kids. So by relaying at least I am making a difference towards a finding a cure or at least towards maybe finding better treatments for people."
To help raise funds for this great event, Hope has placed many coin cans at area businesses, as well as mailing out donation requests through postcards to everyone we know. "I am excited this year my mommy and daddy let me open my own P.O. Box for donations," she reveals, "and even got me business cards with my caricature on them!"
Hope says Cancer doesn’t care about our economy and that it is still looking for people to attack. This is why it is important this year to try to get more donations than last year.
Darlene J. Williams of the Walled Lake City Library the Children’s Librarian says, "Hope still has that bashful smile that is so becoming. She is blooming into a young person that I am proud to know. I can only anticipate that wonderful things will come to Hope as she seeks to do well for herself and others."
TO HELP HOPE AND HER MISSION AGAINST CANCER PLEASE DONATE WHAT YOU CAN SPARE VIA THE METHOD BELOW:
PLEASE MAKE A CHECK PAYABLE TO:
THE AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY
PLEASE MAIL TO:
P.O. BOX 276
THANK YOU FOR ANY AND ALL YOUR KIND DONATIONS
For interviews and/or photo opportunities please contact Hopes Dad:
Curtis Drogmiller - 248.787.2773
For much more information about this event, click on the link below to the official website:
AMC Relay For Life Website
Novi Middle School Website