Fight Against Cancer

Posted July 8, 2014 by Patricia Wang
iCubeMart X American Cancer Society 


As a company, we genuinely believe that it is our responsibility to give back to the community. In fact, we believe that it is imperative to the human experience to make a positive change in the world. The fight against cancer is a taxing and ongoing conflict that has affected millions of lives throughout the globe. Though no definitive cure has been developed yet, the fight is still going strong. For all of these reasons, iCubeMart has decided to join the cause. 

Three months ago, we came into contact with the American Cancer Society. We had discovered that they organized something called "Relay For Life," and we wanted to take part in such a profound event. Relay For Life events bring together a community to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones who were lost to the disease, and raise money to aid the fight against cancer. In the beginning, we simply donated money and became a sponsor. However, we felt a real need to become more involved in the event, and to do what ever we can to maximize its influence. We eventually ascended to the position of Youth Involvement Chair, a title that bestows upon us the responsibilities of gathering students of all ages around the community to give back to the community and become a part of something much larger than themselves. 

Relay For Life took place between May 3rd and May 4th at Barnes Park in Monterey Park, Los Angeles. The event ran continuously and did not stop during the duration of these two days. In the daytime, hundreds of volunteers worked diligently to keep the operation running smoothly. At night, the ambience changed from lively to tranquil. 

A group of dedicated and intimate organizers and attendees gathered to share their experiences with the disease late at night. Some even brought their tents to sleep over at the venue in preparation for the next day. 

The splendor of this event was most prominent under the stars. As you can see in the picture below, beautifully lit bags outlined a path for anyone to simply walk and think. 

In the end, we found this experience extremely satisfying, knowledgeable, and genuine. There is no doubt that we will continue to help American Cancer Society organize this event year after year so that people can become directly involved in the fight against cancer. 

Relay For Life events take place throughout the country. To find a venue near you, please visit www.relayforlife.org to learn more. 

Thank you for reading about our experience!

Jeffrey Wang 
iCubeMart Owner 



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