Yes, that survivor would be me…
Do I have your attention? I hope I do. Now that I do, may I say…
I don’t think there is a person in the entire world who hasn’t been affected by cancer in some way, shape or form. Everyone has lost a spouse, child, parent, grandparent, loved one, friend, co-worker, acquaintance, neighbor, brother, sister, etc, etc, etc… Unfortunately cancer really doesn’t care! This is why WE MUST care.
Do you care?
Huge strides of progress have been made over the years towards finding a cure for cancer patients, helping to find ways to better tolerate the horrid effects of chemotherapy (yes, I speak from 8 months of ABVD chemotherapy experience), counseling services for the patients and family and so much more. But, there is so much more to be done and that is why I’m writing this. I have actively been involved in the Relay For Life of Vancouver since before I was a cancer patient and SURVIVOR. I’ve lost many of the above mentioned relationships due to this dastardly disease. I’ve lost as recently as one week ago. A dear, dear friend of mine just lost her husband to a long battle with cancer.
So, will you PLEASE help? Donate2.0
Reach in your wallet, billfold, purse or whatever. Grab $1 (or whatever denomination you find) :) Write a check. Whatever works easiest and stick it in the mail to:
Prudential NW Properties
Attn: Dale Chumbley
17700 SE Mill Plain Blvd. #100
Vancouver, WA 98683
Here’s the tricky part
Please don’t just read this and say, “oh, I’d love to help” and move on. Please take a moment right now and click on one of the links and give (if you’re in the Vancouver/Portland area and you don’t want to give via the web, I’ll come pick it up). Can you spare $1? Honestly, I don’t think anyone can say they couldn’t give 1 single dollar to help find a cure for cancer. Some of you can give $5. Some could give $10. Maybe you skip a date night and give $25 or $50? Perhaps you could spare $100? Some out there can do even more. It really doesn’t matter, every single dollar counts.
If each person that I’m connected with on Twitter and facebook alone gave one single dollar that would generate over $3,000 to fight cancer! Imagine if each of those people shared this link with their friends and family? The power of $1 can be huge. Please search your heart (and under the couch cushions, ashtrays, piggy banks) to see what you can do. Also, consider sharing this post with your friends, retweet it, share it via facebook. Get the word out…
There is still time… But don’t delay!
The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Vancouver takes place on the weekend of July 18th, 2009 at Columbia River High School. I need to have the funds by Friday July 17th. So, if you’re waiting on a paycheck, closing, vacuuming under the seats in your car… You still have time to make a difference.
From this cancer survivor to all those still fighting the fight, we’re here for you!