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Sonya “SJ” Jackson

My battle with cancer began in March 2017 at the age of 29 when I discovered a lump in my right breast one morning while getting ready for work. After

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My name is Ana Reyes. I am an educator, a friend, a daughter, a sister, and a single mother to two amazing boys. I am also a cancer survivor and

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Ruth Fitzsimmons

Cancer has touched my life in a profound way.  I have been a caregiver giver many times for the last 30 years. Every member of my immediate family except me

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Mercy Campos

In 1999 I lost my Dad to prostate cancer.  I knew nothing about cancer, but quickly learned to be my dad’s caregiver. In 2004, I moved to Fontana.   Through a

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Sandra Coopersmith

The American Cancer Society was my beacon of hope when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in November 1991.  They provided me with valuable information and a Reach to Recovery

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Janna Boelke

My name is Janna Boelke. I live in Santa Monica, CA with my husband, three teenage boys and a revolving door of dogs and cats.  I am an attorney with

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Sheri Agers

My name is Sheri Agers.  I live in San Jose, California with my husband Carl, and dog, Gus. I am an elementary teacher who is energetic and optimistic! When I first started

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Joseline Molina

My name is Joseline Molina.  I live in Los Angeles, California.  I am 22 years old, like many of us, I have overcome a personal hardship.  Many times, our hardships

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Carol Philipi

My name is Carol Philipi.  I live in Anaheim, California.  I am a 30-year Relay volunteer, 40-year Caregiver, and almost 5-year Cancer Warrior. My Relay journey began in 1993 after

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Teena Miller

My name is Teena Miller.  I live in  Vallejo, California with my husband, J.D.  I am a survivor of 3 unrelated cancers:  cervical, breast and skin. My last chemo treatment

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Carrie Gomar

In 2014 I decided to find out what Relay for Life was all about?   I was very scared and hesitant to go because I knew it would be extremely emotional. 

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Laura Baldini

My story begins at age 35 when I felt a lump in my breast.  Even though I am assured it will be nothing, an ultrasound shows that it is a

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