The "Adam Bombs" - Blowin' Up Cancer!

Dear Friends, Family, & All of our Loyal Blog Readers ....

As most of you know, the end of 2009 was a difficult time for us when finding out that Adam was diagnosed with Thyroid cancer. In a time span of just a month and a half, Adam underwent surgery to have his thyroid removed, started radiation treatment, and had a body scan that showed the results of Cancer Free! It was an emotionally and physically exhausting time, but now the days ahead are looking brighter. Adam will have to go back into the endocrinologist every 6 months for a scan in order to monitor the remaining tissue in hopes that the cancer does not return.

This year, we have decided to form a Team for the Relay For Life of Henderson & VanZandt Counties in honor of Adam. Our team name is The Adam Bombs – “Blowin’ Up Cancer!” We will walk for Adam as a cancer survivor, but we will also walk in honor of my grandfather who has had cancer, Charles Zorn, and Adam’s grandfather, Charles Dickey, who is battling cancer right now. Our team will have different fundraisers leading up to the Event in order to raise money for the fight against cancer this year.

For those of you who are not familiar with Relay, please let me explain why it is such a special event. Relay starts with a Survivor Lap – an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. After dark, we honor people who have been touched by cancer and remember loved ones lost to the disease during the Luminaria Ceremony. Candles are lit inside bags filled with sand, each one bearing the name of a person touched by cancer. Participants often walk a lap in silence. Last, there is a Fight Back Ceremony, where we make a personal commitment to save lives by taking up the fight against cancer. That personal commitment may be to do something as simple as getting a screening test, quitting smoking, or talking to elected officials about cancer.

If you would like to donate to the American Cancer Society through the The Adam Bombs Team this year, please feel free to do so. Even a small gift of $5 would make such a huge difference in the lives of those who will have to face what we have just been through.

Any donation will be greatly appreciated. You can make checks out to the American Cancer Society and mail them to our office:

Attn: Theresa Bluhm
American Cancer Society
1301 S. Broadway
Tyler, TX 75701

Thanks & Love to all,

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  1. Theresa,

    I'm SO glad to hear this! Cancer has taken several of my family members to heaven early and I think that the relay is a wonderful way to celebrate Adam's triumph, remember, and continue to fight. :)

    This made my heart happy. Thank you!

  2. i am so happy to hear taht adam is cancer free! I think the relay is a great idea!


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