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It is so important for cancer organizations to always put the cancer patient first and foremost in everything they do. They are the reason we chose to fight this fight. Organizations that put themselves front and center first, do much more damage to the cancer community as a whole.
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I titled this post as I did in order to emphasize once again that there are people who are doing more harm than good for the cancer community, shocking I know. They don’t think twice about creating false profiles to advance their cause or in attempts to silence any cancer story that doesn’t directly impact or help their financial bottom line.
It’s been awhile since my last update and post. Truth be told I was afraid I forgot the LOGIN information which goes to show it’s been WAY too long. I will endeavor to do better with updates as the 2017 Cycling season is upon us.
We had a great end to 2016 with the Wes’ Wish Toy Drive. We were able to help collect and distribute over 2000 Toys to Children and families battling a long list of diseases including cancer and Sickle Cell. Even though it’s been a few months since the events we are forever great full to all our supporters and donors that help each year to make this event possible. Through this effort we continue to provide United In Grace Care Boxes to some childhood cancer fighters and we hope to continue this effort throughout the year.
I was once again selected to be a LiveSTRONG Volunteer Leader in Virginia where I hope to continue the work n helping to represent ALL Cancer patients in their fight. Team LiveStrong had a great showing in the recent 2017 Virginia Beach Shamrock Marathon as well as provided some bike support in the local Sentara Don’t Sit On Colon Cancer 5K. Both events were a huge success and only goes to support my belief that there is way too much Cancer affecting way to many people and the spectrum is so diverse that no cancer patient should be left behind. I hope to continue my work with LiveStrong in coming months including advocating for a federal budget that helps move cancer research for ALL cancer patients forward and not backward. If you are aren’t aware, we have a lot of work to do at the Federal level to make sure we don’t take a step backwards !! Please get involved by contacting your own Legislators to ensure funding for the National Cancer Institute and National Institute Health both receive the funding they need to continue their work.
In July I will participating in the 24 Foundation’s 24 Hour of Booty – Charlotte Ride. This is a great event that helps support the Levine Cancer Institute and the Levine Children’s Hospital. Both of the organizations are doing exceptional work providing research and care to those battling cancer and both are honorable and reputable benefactors of the 24 Foundation’s 24 Hour events. Many of my LiveStrong team members will be participating in the Charlotte and Indianapolis events helping to Kick Cancer To the Curb Once again.
As always i hope all my followers will stay tuned in for future and hopefully more timely updates.
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