I wish to nominate my uncle, Roy Elmer Ross as a RACING 2 CURE HERO. Uncle Roy Ross was born in Wayne, Wayne County, WV, March 14, 1922. He served in the U.S. WWII Army after enlisting.
He moved to Ohio, and served and retired as the Pike County Sheriff. Uncle Roy used to pay me nickels or sometimes, quarters to dance in the yard in my home made ballet shoes made out of biscuit cans. I can remember so well how he would just laugh and laugh! He was an AWESOME man and so many people loved him as their sheriff, and for the person he was.
Uncle Roy was suddenly stricken with esophageal cancer and passed away at his home in Piketon, Ohio, on Nov. 9, 1998. He was also a true WARRIOR AND HERO as he too fought the battle bravely and passed away soon after his diagnosis.
I nominate him as one of my cancer heroes and I want to honor him and bring awareness, that early detection is the key to saving lives, no matter which type of cancer it might be.
Thank you, RACING 2 CURE , for all you do to bring awareness, help patients and families of ALL types of cancer, and raising money, one lap at a time for research!
Thanks for allowing me to be a part of it all. WE MUST FIND A CURE!!!
- Brenda Reader Erb