You never know when being at the wrong place at the right time can change your life.
Lisa's commitment to raising funds for research and support programs for cancer patients and their families is up close and personal. Her uncle was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in 2003. Six months after that, her brother was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Shortly after her brother's cancer went into remission, Lisa's dad asked her to register the family for an upcoming relay event in support of cancer research. She ended up at the wrong location, but the event committee she walked in on invited her to be a member. Soon enough, Lisa was program manager for over 20 volunteers and 225 relay and fundraising events. She subsequently became co-chair and then program chair for these events, which have collected over one million dollars in donations.