Chances are…cancer will touch your life. You can’t choose when or how. However, you can choose how you respond.
When a West Alabama nursing home was touched by cancer, employees choose to respond in a way that led to record results for Relay for Life.
The reality of cancer came knocking on the door of Lighthouse Rehab & HealthCare Center in Selma in October 2013 when bookkeeper Yolanda Moore was diagnosed with breast cancer.
“She was such a trooper. She worked, had the most beautiful attitude and we celebrated her being cancer free in March 2014,” Lighthouse Administrator Armelia Oliver said. “She was such an inspiration to us that we decided that we needed a Relay for Life team to celebrate her and to help others.”
Yolanda’s brave response inspired employees to organize a team for the Dallas County Relay for Life.
“The team was named Lighthouse Jewels because we were personally affected, through our staff, by cancer,” Oliver explained. “We decided we wanted to make a difference with the American Cancer Society to touch someone’s life, to help someone.”