Sunday, September 7, 2008

Did You Watch? More Importantly, Did You Give?

If you didn't, consider this: In a radio broadcast in the 1930s, it was asked that each American contribute a dime -one dime- to help fund the fight against the seemingly insurmountable cure for Polio. Ten cents then is worth $1.50 today; please go to www.standup2cancer.org and donate $1.50 to the fight against cancer. That is one dollar and fifty cents.

My Aunt. My Uncle. My Great Uncle. Three of my Great Aunts. Keith, the 1st-grader in my neighborhood when I was in 2nd grade. The other boy without hair in my neighborhood, when I was a teenager. My Mom's Step-Father. My Mom's young cousin. My Husband's Uncle. A girl I worked with 12 years ago. My mother-in-law's good friend's son-in-law. Joey's school-friend's Mom. A former colleague of my husband. Our very close friend's sister. A good friend of my mother and father-in-law. My best-friend-from-high-school's sister's husband. And on August 22nd of this year, Shannon, her oldest sister. These are the people in my family or in my life who have had, or have died from* (in the bold print), cancer. That isn't including people I know of, but have never met - like my neighbor's best friend, another neighbor's father, yet another neighbor's father, a neighbor's Aunt and close friend, my husband's employee's Father-in-law, my friend's best friend from childhood, her best friend's mother, and her same best friend's two sisters-in-law, my best friend's two Aunts, three Uncles, and three cousins; plus countless others.
*Doug - a friend I worked with at PageNet (added in 2009)

Think of how many you know, or know of personally, who has walked with cancer.

Please give $1.50. Please eat foods that help fight cancer. Please manage your stress. Please exercise. Please wear sunscreen. Please keep your lungs pink. Please get any tests to detect, as early detection can be key...

You may save your life. You may save the life of your loved one.

3 comments:

Momo Fali said...

Two aunts, three uncles, three cousins and my sister-in-law.

I can spare $1.50.

BOSSY said...

Ugh, Bossy has lost a sister-in-law, a best friend, and has a very close family member now in the battle...

Michelle said...

I know cancer is serious and prevalent, but goodness, you have known a lot of people that have it.

My grandmother died from colon cancer, and my dad had skin cancer on his face. Thus far, that is all I've come in contact with. I'm very thankful.