My name is Gary Cahill. In February 2007 I was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. The cancer spread from my abdominal lymph nodes to my stomach, intestines, liver, spleen, and lungs. I underwent multiple surgeries and chemotherapy for my treatments.
After the treatments, I felt that I needed to give back so I reached out to our local Relay here in Estes Park, Colorado. I served in various leadership capacities before becoming the Relay Chair for our event.
I was born in Maidenhead, England and have lived worldwide. I am a U.S. Navy Vietnam Era veteran and retired aerospace project manager.
I lost my wife of 42 years to cancer in 2021 after a four-year battle. As a result, I am more committed than ever to honor her memory by supporting the American Cancer Society. I have been blessed to meet the most astounding people that support the ACS in finding a cure. Their commitment to this effort is truly astonishing. Because of the staff and volunteers that have an unwavering commitment to finding a cure, the ACS continues to make great strides in the battle against cancer. ACS has numerous resources that can assist those battling cancer. They are here to help.
My daughter, Katrina, her husband and my grandson, Callum, live with me. Katrina is an RN and helped take care of me in 2007. Katrina is also a VOH here in the North Region. We ran our local Relay for about 5 years; raising more than $400K during that time. Callum is 5 years old and a joy. We share some great adventures together.
There is always HOPE. Please join me in supporting the ACS in the battle against cancer.