The American Cancer Society estimates there will be 1,685,210 new cases of cancer in America in 2016. Of those cases, 595,690 will be fatal. — Cancer Facts and Figures 2016.  Keep in mind these are new cases not preexisting. Cancer touches almost everyone, and if it hasn’t touched you, the chances are it will.

At TKO Graphix many of our team members have been touched by cancer. We asked team members if they’d like to share their story by answering a few questions. Here’s Sarah’s story about her Father-in-Law.

Who are you honoring or remembering?

Leroy Wilson Jr. My father-in-law

Share a story about your loved one.

One of my favorite memories of my father-in-law is when he took Leroy and I, as well as Leroy’s mother (who were not even married any longer and hadn’t been in years) to Bucca di Beppo for dinner, and then to see “The Christmas Carol “at the IRT. It was such an amazing evening. I found it to be incredibly cool that Leroy’s parents still got along well enough to be able to do things like that. Leroy’s mom bought me a Christmas ornament from there, and it has become one of my favorite ornaments. I always remember that evening fondly when I put the ornament on the tree every year.

What does participating in Real Men Wear Pink mean to you?

I have been at TKO for a little over four years and have seen us do many fundraisers. This by far has been my favorite. I have loved seeing Tommy wearing pink every day and seeing him drive a pink car. In addition, I absolutely love the employee participation, especially during the soup and chili cook-offs. It brings us all together for such a good cause.

What would you like to add?

Cancer took my father-in-law’s life far too young. He was only 57 when he passed. Cancer robbed him of being able to see his grandchildren Triesa LeOnya and Bryce grow up and eventually have children of their own.

 Help Save Lives

If you’ve been touched by cancer, help us fight this war. If the prospect of more than one and one-half million new cases of cancer in 2016 touched you, then help us help The American Cancer Society. Go to  TKO Graphix Real Men Wear Pink Thank you.