Sunday, June 7, 2015

Cancer Sucks

So, as you all know-cancer sucks.

Cancer sucks the life out of people and families.

Cancer sucks the air of lungs.

Cancer sucks mothers away from their children, husbands away from their wives, children away from their parents.

Cancer sucks the ability to bear children from young women.

Cancer sucks in so very many ways.

But there is something you can do to help cancer suck less.  To take the sucking power away from this terrible disease.

I have a dear friend, a sweet friend, a friend I have known for over 20 years and this friend's life and family have been touched by cancer.  I won't share the details as they are not mine to share, but because of how cancer has touched their lives, her husband (who is a pretty awesome guy) is going to ride 150 miles on his bike to raise money for cancer research so we can take the power away from cancer and give it to cancer survivors and so that one day, may in just a generation or two, cancer will be something they talk about like we do smallpox today-eradicated from the face of the earth.

This mighty man is joining other biking legends in the Ride to Conquer Cancer.  He has committed to raise $2500 for cancer research and ride 150 miles on his bike to show his commitment to this cause.

Seriously, y'all-150 miles.  I don't even like to drive 150 miles.  I probably couldn't ride a bike 150 feet without getting winded.  This guy is my hero. 

I.can't.even.

Sometime, somewhere your life will be touched by cancer, too.  Please consider on this National Cancer Survivor's Day to donate to this very worthy cause so that someday we can eradicate cancer and no longer have to celebrate this day.

You can donate here:
John Dorsey Ride to Conquer Cancer

As most of you know, my life has been touched in a very personal way through my mother's ongoing battle with cancer.  I have felt the pain of watching a loved one suffer from this terrible disease and I pray that one day we can say "no more".  The bravery of the men and women who battle this disease day in and day out and the dedication of the doctors and researchers that treat these patients and seek the cure is beyond my comprehension.  They deserve your support.

Blessings,
Meri




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