CANSA Relay For Life

Fight Back

“Cancer is a fact and fighting it, is my mission”

Monica Lotter

Monica Lotter – Global Hero of Hope 2019

When I was diagnosed with breast ten years ago and underwent surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, the staff from CANSA were such a big part of our lives, always willing to answer questions or just to listen.

I attended the first CANSA Relay For Life as a survivor while I was still receiving chemotherapy. I could not believe how many people were affected by cancer in some way. There are so many South Africans diagnosed with cancer each day. This event can spread cancer awareness and give hope to cancer survivors, their families and caregivers.

With this, my tenth CANSA Relay For Life, every time I attend as a survivor I have the realization how thankful that I am here to tell my story and share this experience with other survivors. My whole family joins me and we stay the entire night.

Cancer is a fact and fighting it, is my mission. Making people aware of early detection, healthy living and a balanced lifestyle is so important and I would like my children to, for the rest of their lives, always fight cancer and be there for others touched by it.

Cancer has made me thankful for every healthy day and enjoying each moment I have to live to the fullest.

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