Deaths from cancer touch all of us - half of all men and one third of all women in the U.S. will get cancer in their lifetime. These figures are shocking, but, I believe we can change the stats by funding lifesaving research at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
All of us participating in Obliteride will come together in August to tell cancer we're not gonna take it anymore. And here's where I need your help. I've made a big commitment to make a statement against cancer. And I hope you'll make a statement, too. With 100% of every dollar donated going directly to cancer research at Fred Hutch, we can make a direct impact on research to save lives faster. I hope you'll donate as much as you can because you believe in me, what I'm doing and that together, we can defeat cancer.
My father had a profound fear of cancer and was for most of his life, triumphant about one thing. That, whatever his illness of the moment might be, IT WAS NOT CANCER. At age 74, that changed when he was diagnosed with basel cell carcinoma of the neck and throat. His sister had passed away several years before of cancer and it was a dread disease. He fought it, was pronounced 'cured' but died soon after at age 76, of 'unknown' causes, having become so weakened that he endured a fall down the stairs, a fractured hip and bleeding out due to the drugs that helped 'cure' him. We need to fight to have lives that are not inexorably changed and altered by factors that are WITHIN OUR CONTROL. The more research is done, the greater the odds become.