ross d. martin
celebrating 25 years of hope
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Join in the celebration of
Kym Martin’s 25th year
as a cancer survivor!

Click here to donate to the
American Cancer Society
Relay for Life

Ross, T and Kym - 2007




Ross, Taylor and Kym Martin
are Celebrating!


We celebrate many milestones in life – birthdays, wedding anniversaries, graduations.  It’s in our nature to want to mark the most significant milestones with some sort of tribute, be it a party, a gift or some special memorial.  This June, Kym, the love of my life, is celebrating her 25th year as a Cancer Survivor.  

Anyone who has been touched by cancer knows that reaching such a milestone is an extremely uncommon event.  Kym and I are profoundly aware of our good fortune in reaching this mark and know that many affected by cancer’s relentlessness will not be so fortunate.  Her life could have been cruelly cut short were it not for the excellent care she received after she was first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma just before her senior year in high school.  But the battle is not over – not for her and not for the millions of people affected by cancer each year. 

This is why we have decided to have a celebration we can all share by making it a part of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life® on May 3rd and 4th in Damascus, Maryland.  Our admittedly audacious goal is to raise $25,000 – that’s $1000 for each priceless year we have all enjoyed sharing with Kym since her diagnosis.


The major theme of each Relay for Life throughout the world is HOPE.  Hope for a future free from the scourge of cancer.  Hope for the families who have lost loved ones.  Hope for another year of life for those battling cancer.  To me, Kym’s life represents Hope personified.  The remarkable story of her diligent quest to learn all she can about nutrition and fitness in an effort to optimize her own health and the health of others has inspired many to follow her advice.  

So please join me in celebrating Kym’s life and the Hope that her remarkable achievement of reaching this 25-year milestone represents by helping us achieve this goal.  Whatever the gift, be it $2.50 or $250, we will be grateful for your help in raising $25,000.  Click here to safely donate through my page on the ACS Relay for Life website.  Or click here to get involved in a Relay for Life in your area.  You can also visit Kym's personal web page for details on ordering Luminaria to honor and remember your loved ones and on how to participate in one of the Survivor Celebrations.


 If you would prefer to donate by cash or check, please click here to print an offline donation form.  Be sure to notify the Relay For Life participant that you are making a contribution on behalf of “Cancer Connection – Ross Martin”. Please send the complete form with contribution to the local American Cancer Society office at:


  American Cancer Society
11331 Amherst Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20902

Ross D. Martin, MD, MHA
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