According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about eight million people die worldwide from cancer.
The 1,000 luminaries lined around the American Legion Park Friday night for Relay for Life was a testament to fact that cancer touches every family in some fashion.
My family is no exception.
My grandfather John Smith died 4 years ago of lymphatic cancer. He was 78 years old.
Seeing all the luminaries of mostly individuals who lost their battle to cancer made me miss my grandfather terribly.