My wife lost her mother and best friend after a year long battle with Kidney cancer. She was only 51.
Life is too short, and you never know when it will be taken from you. Make the best of what you have. Life is too short to be angry and hold grudges.
I am thinking about doing a Cancer Awareness race on Scarlet Crusade US with level 1 Gnomes. I would supply orange mageweave shirts and would likely give away gold prizes. If my wife would like for me to organize a race, I will put the details up on my blog.