Team “Scooby Doo” has already participated in Relay For Life over the last four years; however, this is the first year Sharin and her seven year-old son Thomas Cerniglia will lead their own team at the upcoming relay for life on April 13 at .
The mother-son duo decided it was time to raise awareness and take the next step, after suffering the loss of Sharin’s mother/Thomas’ grandmother due to uterine cancer. The pair made it their mission and passion to fight against this disease.
Sharon and Thomas recently held a fundraiser called 'Create for a Cure', where local artists taught guests how to paint a wine glass and make a decoupage box. The event raised over $300 contributing to the $3 billion that the American Cancer Society raises world-wide every year.
“My seven year-old son is an amazing child that decided after last year's relay event that we should have our own team. He said ‘We need our own team and make Relay for Life even better!' We hope to inspire others to join us in the fight against cancer,” said Sharin Cerniglia.
Sharin and Thomas plan to hold a Chinese auction, beverage and bake sale with games to help fundraise at the 2012 Relay For Life event.
Relay for Life will be held at 6pm on April 13 at Palm Harbor University High School.