Columbia, SC (WLTX) - A Midlands woman is raising money to become a corporate sponsor for the charity Cancer Sucks.
"My father is suffering from stage four prostate cancer and I love the charity Cancer Sucks," explained Jennifer Merchant, "so I am raising money to donate to them."
After her father was diagnosed with cancer Merchant made it her mission to give to a charity that tells it like it is.
"It's a charity with a big attitude and I have a big attitude. And when you think about cancer there is no other way to describe it than it sucks. It's probably a nasty word but to me cancer is a nasty word too," said Merchant.
Merchant and her friends love to tailgate at USC games so while they're there, they are also raising money by giving free massages.
"Regular massage therapists not knowing, can actually break the bones of a cancer patient. So I went and got special training to help my dad and it's just one thing; its finally adding a healthy touch to their life and thats what they need right now."
She moved her business, Serenity Begins Within, to the Midlands and hopes she can make a difference.
"We want to try to build where people can donate and give towards cancer patients getting free massages."
Merchant wants to become a corporate sponsor for the charity and plans to continue her support against cancer.
"It's just an evil disease and I am ready to give some healthy touch into an atmosphere that has just had enough."
And she says it's all for one person.
"He was my first love and will always be my first love, so yeah, it's for my daddy."
Jennifer needs to reach $1,000 dollars in order to be a corporate sponsor for the charity. To help or for more information, click here.