The Q&A: Find out why Relay for Life is so important for MAVIS?SHUCKA


Relay for Life is this weekend and you are one of the committee members that has been part of the planning process.

Why is Relay for Life important to you? 

Of course it’s important because I’m a survivor, my little sister is a survivor, my mother is a survivor,  and I’ve also lost family members to cancer, so I see the importance to research. And this is a way for us to raise money for cutting edge research. I mean this is the deep tissue research, and look at what’s happening – I’m living proof. I’d love to see cancer go away.


The theme of this year’s Relay is “Seasons of Hope.” What is your favorite season?

Summer, absolutely. I love the sunshine, I love the heat, I love warmth. I could just sit in the sun all day long and soak it up.


What’s your favorite piece of clothing? 

My pajamas, hello!


If the Peninsula had a uniform, what would it look like? 

It would be sweatpants and tennis shoes, or maybe flip-flops, and a casual T-shirt. 


What’s your favorite smell? 

I guess I’d have to say chocolate. There’s nothing like a good smell of chocolate. 


What is the trait you detest in others? 



Tell me a joke 

Two carrots were walking down the road and one got hit by car.  When the other carrot was sitting at hospital waiting for doctor to tell him about his friend, the doctor said,  “I have good news and I have bad news. The good news is your friend is alive; the bad news is he’s going to be a vegetable all his life.”


When did you last cry, and why? 

The last time I cried was when I found out my sister had cancer for the second time.


Where is the furthest you’ve traveled? 



What is your most treasured possession? 

My children, I guess if you can call them a possession — my children and my grandson.


What’s your favorite book? 

The Bible.


Tell me your most embarrassing moment 

There’s oh so many! Let me think … One time I fell down in front of my boss and a client he had in his office, it was kind of embarrassing. You know those chairs with wheels? I was walking past it and stepped on the wheel and it rolled, and I rolled with it and onto the floor.

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