In 2008, a young man named James DeMasi was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma , the same disease that his father later passed away from. After watching his father die of cancer, and battling the disease himself to remission, he decided he was going to take on cancer head on. He started a team in the Philadelphia Walk for Lymphoma and raised the most money with almost $30,000 to go toward blood cancer research and patient support. James claims that "I do everything in my dad's memory....losing him had an even greater impact on me than my own battle with cancer did".
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