Agnes Munien: GHOH (Survivor)
I was diagnosed with cancer on the 11th of February 2016. This changed my life. There isn’t a day that goes by when I do not think about cancer and how fortunate I am to be alive. I am thankful to my wonderful children, family and awesome, amazing, friends who stood by me and gave me all the love and support inspired from my own journey and other cancer warriors.
Sharing my journey is very empowering for me. I thought if this could happen to me, it can happen to anyone – women my age, younger, older. The first thing that I want you to know is that everyone has their own journey with cancer, and no one is better or worse or has it easier or harder. We are all unique individuals bringing our own life experience to the table during this time in our lives.
I have been volunteering with CANSA for three years, assisting with sponsorship, and now I’m part of the CANSA Relay For Life committee, East Rand, where I continue to assist with fundraising, sponsorship, catering for survivors and caregivers, goody bags, make sure survivors and caregivers are comfortable on the day of the event and give support and help where is needed.
CANSA Relay For Life is a unique event that offers everyone in our community, and country, the opportunity to participate in the fight against cancer. It’s an inspiring experience that gives everyone a chance to celebrate cancer survivors.