Tonight, the Los Angeles Dodgers and The American Cancer Society are pleased to welcome to the mound Adrienne Slaughter. As a young and promising top ranked amateur tennis player,. Adrienne was expected to turn professional when she was diagnosed with childhood bone cancer at the age of fourteen. With less than a 1% chance of survival, she underwent both radiation and chemotherapy, and not only beat her disease, but still, today, plays tennis, as well as rock climbs, skis and dances. Having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009, Adrienne is now a “two-time” cancer survivor - 100% cancer-free!
In addition to her many other accomplishments, Adrienne began speaking on behalf of the American Cancer Society at the age of 16, and now “speaks with a smile” as she serves as an American Cancer Society and Relay For Life “Hero and Voice of Hope."
Our Heroes of Hope are living proof that we are saving more lives and creating more birthdays. They inspire us to fight back against cancer by supporting and participating in events like Relay For Life. These honorees symbolize the courageous struggle of all cancer patients as they deal with the physical and emotional aspects of their experience, and are available to speak at local Relay For Life and other American Cancer Society events. If you would like to learn more about Adrienne’s story, please visit adriennespeaking.com, and be sure to visit relayforlife.org to find out how you can get involved with an event in your community.