Story 37

A special Relay For Life volunteer

Lillian Murray

Lillian Murray has beaten cancer 6 times. It was a life-changing experience that transformed Lillian into an internationally recognized advocate for other patients and the importance of cancer research. Lillian is a volunteer with the Canadian Cancer Society's Relay For Life in Moncton as part of Team Breast Friends, which has raised over $100,000 since 2005.

The American Cancer Society has recognized Lillian's positive attitude as a source of inspiration for others, appointing her an International Hero of Hope Relay For Life Ambassador in 2012.

"Cancer is just a word, not a sentence. Cancer cannot rule your life, unless you let it," says Lillian.

Over 40,000 volunteers help to make Relay For Life a success every year, allowing the Canadian Cancer Society to continue its work in research, advocacy and support.

Learn more about Lillian's story on her blog. Find out how you can fight back as a volunteer fundraiser with Relay For Life.