Monday, April 23, 2012

Karen's Superheroes in the Relay for Life

This post in on behalf of wonderful people with a great cause. This is a family of givers and it is my honor to share their story and fight with you. Below is the the story of Karen Yutzy. Please read and if you feel inclined click on one of the links below and donate a little money to the cause.

A great thanks to Rachelle Kreie for providing the following story:

Many of you have heard of American Cancer Society. Many of you may have also heard of Relay for Life for the American Cancer Society. If you haven't, Relay for Life is an all-night event where people walk around a track for 16 hours. The relayers collect donations from people, business, or wherever they can, for their Relay. All of the proceeds go to the American Cancer Society to find a cure for cancer. Cancer will affect everyone. Reports now tell us that 1 out of every 2 men will get cancer and that 1 out of every 3 women will get cancer. Those are statistics that are right here at home, in the United States. That's not somewhere on the other side of the world. So, you or someone you know will hear the words, "You have cancer".

Karen Yutzy with one of her many grandchildren
Karen Yutzy was diagnosed with grade 2 astrocytoma brain cancer on June 6, 2006. She underwent surgery in November of 2006 for removal of some of her tumor and then underwent radiation therapy January and February of 2007. The radiation has left her disabled, with severe dizziness and vertigo among other neurological deficits. Karen had recurrence of her brain cancer in January 2012 and underwent removal of more of the tumor in March 2012. They were not able to remove the entire tumor, and radiation is not an option after a person has had radiation once.

Karen has 4 children, who are all married, and they have 10 grandchildren between all of them. This will be their 3rd year to participate in Relay for Life, in honor of Karen. Karen has close friends who have joined the team, too, and they have been able to have enough people to now form 2 teams.

Cancer makes the victim feel devastated. It makes their loved ones feel completely helpless. Participating in Relay for Life gives Karen's loved ones a chance to make a difference in the fight against cancer. If you or someone you know has been through cancer, help make a difference in the fight today. Every penny you donate will help to put an end to cancer, to see a world with more birthdays.

Paul and Karen Yutzy
Karen's Super Heroes and Karen's Junior Superheroes would be honored to have your support in this fight. You can visit their Relay website online via one of the following links:

Karen's Junior SuperHeroes

You can also go to and go to Teams and find Karen's SuperHeroes or Karen's Junior Superheroes.

The entire Karen's Posse! Relay 2011

With your help, there will come a day when no one, not anyone anywhere, will hear the words, "You have cancer".

Join the fight today!

Posted because the Yutzy Family means so much!

If you own a business and would like to be a team sponsor, you can have your business on the back of their team shirts. If would like to support their team with a t-shirt sponsor, please contact Rachelle Kreie at 985-2520 or Ken Kreie at 270-3305. 

1 comment:

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