I witnessed my grandmother's fight first hand and I can't express the helplessness one feels when you're trying to support someone and you have no real way of doing that. To say this cause is important to me, would be an understatement. Given the statistics, the fate of many in my family seems sealed, and that infuriates me.
If you have a dollar, I'm asking you to spare it. If you don't, I'm asking you to share the two links below with your friends, in the hopes that we will meet our goal. This event helps me through that feeling of helplessness, as I'm incapable of standing still. This is my attempt to try to change the story in a way I couldn't for my Grandmother. This will be my 726th KM.. and I'll trek far more to find a cure in my lifetime.
For those that want more information on the research we're funding please read the information here
Our links: (Rob and I must both each hit $2000)
I truly appreciate that money does not grow on trees and we must choose wisely when deciding what causes we opt to back. There's no offence taken should you decide this isn't the one for you and I thank you for your consideration
Your lovely journal entry for a great cause has been featured in my journal and was suggested by ~unicornomics
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I have also donated $30 to your cause, I hope the boost has made a difference and the best of luck in raising the rest!
- I've made a poll to help spread the word around. Good luck
Thank you for taking up this cause.
Best of luck to you both!
I will pass this on to the right people
It's worth mentioning here that The Princess Margaret is one of the "good guys" as far as cancer research goes. They expend ~65% of the funds raised on actual research grants.
Susan B. Komen, by comparison, spends less than 12% (as of 2011) on research -- the rest goes to self-promotion, organizing activities, and big salaries for the administrators. It's the only cancer research foundation to lease a private jet for the use of its top officials.
It's sad that even within the scope of a single cause we must choose wisely...