Cheryl Seelig is this year’s honorary chair for New London’s Relay for Life.
The event takes place from 5 pm – midnight Friday, June 13, at the New London Middle School and track, 1000 Washington St.
The first hour of the event honors cancer survivors, family, and caregivers. A special reception takes place in the middle school commons. Cancer survivors are encouraged to attend.
At 6 pm, the “Fight Back” opening ceremony kicks off New London’s Relay for Life event. The public will gather outside the white silent auction tent in the middle of the track. Seelig, a dynamic speaker, steps on stage to share her cancer survivor story.
Seelig, a resident of Clintonville, is a practice administrator who works with 80 staff members at ThedaCare in New London. She has a master’s degree in nursing and 17 years of nursing and 11 years of management experience.
Seelig will share her story, including her diagnosis, how she broke the news to her family, her support system, the plan she and her doctors designed to fight the cancer, and her recovery.
Seelig has something in common with most everyone.
Seelig is a married mother of two, a marathon runner and outdoor adventurist who plays piano, sings, organizes children’s liturgy at church and performs public speaking.
Seelig has a history with Relay for Life, participating with a ThedaCare team in Clintonville’s Relay for Life some years ago. She enjoyed the games, walking with her team, the campsites, all of it. Her greatest memory, like so many who participate in relay, is the camaraderie of the people involved.
Following Seelig’s testimonial and personal encouragement, she and her family and friends lead the way as a survivor lap launches the evening walk to help cure cancer. During the walk around the track, notice the team colors, representative of a certain type of cancer. This follows the 2014 theme, Colors of Hope.
To learn more about the American Cancer Society or to get help, call anytime, day or night, at 800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org. Call Relay for Life Specialist Dave Lardinois at 920-321-1368 to learn more about the local Relay for Life.