On June 15 & 16 I’m participating in the American Cancer Society’s 2012 Relay for Life, and I think you should click on my page and donate some money.
Personal friends, family and regulars know we lost my father and best friend to prostate cancer in February 2008. I wrote about that when my friend was participating in the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Movember fundraiser.
I have to confess, I want to roll my eyes when people talk about curing cancer. I find that sort of simple and really unrealistic. I’m motivated to help fund research to improve treatments, lengths and quality of life for cancer patients regardless of prognosis.
My dad lost his second bout with cancer, but survived his first, living seven more good years. The care and treatment he received allowed him to be with us for so many more moments. Memories of those special occasions and ordinary days are all precious to our family. For me, him being there for my wedding and to meet my children are blessings I never assumed I would have, and I will always regard them as three of the greatest gifts of my life. Him living long enough to see me generally pull my head out of my ass was a relief too.
Please consider giving so others can have the comfort and options and time my father had and more.