Being an Austin native, I was searching for a way to give back to my community. YTAC seemed like the perfect fit – a local charity raising money to help fight the cancer battle. I had been extremely fortunate that the disease had not directly affected my family, until this year (2011), when my grandmother was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer. Only now, do I fully understand the emotions that families go through when a loved one is diagnosed, and I couldn’t feel stronger about fighting the disease. I am proud to be a member of YTAC and hope that the organization continues to grow and raise money and awareness to bring to an end the terrible disease of cancer.