Ruth-Ann Santino, a terrible loss not only to our family and friends, but also to the entire cancer movement. She was always particularly involved in helping other families suffering with cancer. As an elementary school teacher, she was particularly concerned with children suffering with cancer. She went public to bring attention to the plight of cancer patients and not for herself. She wanted to live so that she could continue her work. Because she touched so many people, her work will continue by inspiring us to do our best to concur this terrible disease.