I'm going to get a bit personal for a moment, so you're just gonna have to bear with me. Cancer is a son of a bitch. As if you didn't know.
One year ago, the University of South Carolina, my family, and myself, lost someone very dear to us. At only 54 years old, our beloved Denise Shaw had her time cut drastically short by an aggressive pancreatic cancer.
Unfortunately, we can never get her light to shine again, but we can make sure her legacy continues, so I am asking a favor of you.
Denise loved helping people. When she was younger she became a nurse to aid people directly. Later in life, she pursued another career and achieved her PhD and became a Professor at the University of South Carolina Union campus. She was now helping people to better themselves, and hearing how many of her students cared for her, she was doing a fantastic job at it. After she passed, we established an Endowed Scholarship Fund through the University of South Carolina so that she can continue to help those help themselves.
This is my favor... if you have a few dollars you can spare to a good cause, please consider a donation to the Dr. Denise R. Shaw Memorial Scholarship. Funds from this scholarship will be given on a yearly basis to a single extraordinary student to assist them with purchasing books and school supplies. It was the best way we could think of to make sure she lives on. The flyer we created with more information can be found here: https://goo.gl/pa3ZJr
I understand that most of you don't know me personally, and donating to a cause for someone you've never met may seem a bit odd. I get that. If you don't wish to donate to the scholarship fund, may I suggest a donation to the American Cancer Society? Cancer is an incredibly ugly disease that I wouldn't wish on anyone, and the ACS can use all the help they can get to find a cure.#TeamDenise #cancer #americancancersociety #uscunion #usc #pancreaticcancer #cancersucks #hugyourlovedones