Dee Markle has been cancer free for over 20 years and has been using her survivor status to raise breast cancer awareness
in her local community.
She beat her breast cancer in 1987 and has since been devoting her time to others, reports the Middletown Journal
As an educator, Markle has assisted adults in obtaining their GEDs, been a graduate counselor at Kent State, and has taught preschool for the last nine years.
One of the Middletown, Ohio, resident's greatest contributions to her community has been her involvement with Relay for Life, which she has been an active participant in for 16 years. The 68-year-old serves on the board of her local American Cancer Society and helps organize the Relay for Life event in her town every year.
"Part of life is just giving back and serving. You don't have to give back in great big ways. I think I actually feel good when I can help someone else," she told the new source.
The proceeds from Relay for Life benefit the American Cancer Society. Every year more than 3.5 million people across the United States take part. The fundraiser honors survivors and their families, as well as those who lost their battle with cancer.