Our dental assistant Christina is participating in the Relay for Life event at Clonts Field in Troy, MO on August 3rd & 4th. The Relay for Life is hosted by the American Cancer Society with events throughout the country. Members of Christina’s family have signed up to participate in this event together. The event lasts from 6:00 p.m. on the 3rd through 6:00 a.m. on the 4th. At least one member of the team has to be on the field at all times during this twelve hour relay.

Raising cancer awareness has always been important to Christina. Christina’s family has been touched very personally by cancer with the loss of three family members within the past year. Christina’s grandmother, uncle and fiance’s dad died from three different types of cancer this year. Christina, herself, is a cancer survivor.

Christina’s aunt Cindy had the idea to have the family participate this year. The team adopted the name Kitty’s Krusaders in honor of Christina’s grandma whose nickname was Kitty. If you are interested in donating to the Kitty’s Krusaders’ fundraising efforts or in cheering on the participants, you can find more information at the Relay for Life website.