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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Cancer Research/Prevention/Treatment Week

Hey all,

Thanks to those of you who made suggestions for this and future weeks topics. The winning topic came from Duderussi; "Cancer research/prevention/treatment. And there are a lot of rarely hear of kinds that probably get a lot less attention than they deserve." His mother is recovering from her own bout with cancer, so lets all send some good thought her way and hope her recovery goes well.

I decided that today I would donate a dollar to a world-class biomedical research, treatment and education institution - The City of Hope. Here is a description of their work from their website:

"For nearly 100 years, City of Hope’s pioneering research has brought the world closer to cures for many life-threatening diseases, from cancer to diabetes. Compassion drives our innovation. Every discovery we make and new treatment we develop gives patients the chance to live longer, better and more fully.
As an independent medical and research institution, we can break through the barriers that traditionally stand between scientists and physicians, accelerating the application of laboratory findings to more effective treatments. We work with urgency because time matters. Patients with cancer need better options today, not next week or next year."

I have another friend whose uncle is suffering from an extremely, extremely rare form of cancer - Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma.  This is a cancer which mainly strikes children, and even then is rather rare. In adults it is even less common. He has been getting amazing treatment at the City of Hope and is doing really well. We should also send good thoughts his way. :-)

Almost everyone, has been touched by cancer in one form or another, so that's why I am supporting City of Hope, because I have seen how much they care about their patients and the amazing work they do for them. I hope others join me in supporting them.

They are a four star rated charity, from Charity Navigator.

P.S. I wanted to apologize for not posting yesterday, but unfortunately I had a bit of a migraine so I was unable to stare at a computer to write a blog. Hope y'all understand. :-)

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