Thank you for having me and my granddaughter, Monique, on the front page of your May 20 edition ("One lap, one mile, one day"). My name is Kim Roberson and our team was "The Coke-A-Nuts." On Easter morning 2007, I lost my daughter, Sandi, to lung cancer after a battle of 15 months. My daughter would walk or run for every cause during her lifetime, therefore, we thought it fitting to start a team in her memory.
This is our third year doing Relay for Life, and our entire family is involved from Santa Ana, Anaheim, Oceanside, Rancho Cucamonga and Tacoma, Wash. It has been a healing experience and we have met some awesome people. I was also diagnosed with breast cancer last year, but it was caught so early that all I needed was radiation and a positive attitude. If I would have known about Relay for Life and all the programs for cancer patients that are available, it would have made my caretaking experience with my daughter easier and less stressful.