What a wonderful thread!
I have participated in HYCCT before, but on a super limited basis. Since I have been trying to get more comfy with CAS style, I have decided to try to do more challenges this year to practice. Cause if I don't keep most of them CAS, I know I won't have time to participate.
I lost my mom to Ovarian cancer in 2009 and a dear friend to lung cancer in the late 90's. Such a horrible disease in all of its variations. And, I figure with 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer by age 80, I really need to do what I can to get involved. In the Spring I do a local cancer walk to raise money and now I am doing this to try and add a little bit of sunshine to those folks and their families who are in the thick of the battle of their lives.
It warms my heart that so many SCSers are willing to give of their time for this worthwhile project.