Breast cancer survivor to take victory lap at upcoming Relay for Life
After beating breast cancer in 2006, Pam Welgos, manager of radiation oncology and clinical services at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, will participate in her favorite event at the American Cancer Society’s Downers Grove and Woodridge Relay for Life on Friday: the survivors’ lap.
”Participating as a cancer survivor brings back so many emotions,” said Welgos. “My favorite part of the event is the survivor’s lap where you walk with other survivors and celebrate the fact that you are still alive.”
The survivors’ lap kicks off the walking portion of this weekend’s Relay for Life at Hinsdale South High School.
This year, Welgos is a part of Good Samaritan Hospital’s team, which has raised more than $1,000. She first participated in Relay for Life in 2005.
“I support this event and the American Cancer Society because of the many resources they provide to patients and caregivers,” Welgos said.
To sign up for a team or make a donation, visit Downers Grove and Woodridge Relay for Life.
Typically held on the Downers Grove North High School campus, the event has been temporarily located to Hinsdale South to accommodate the rebuilding of the Downers North track and football fields.