Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010


I am taking part in an American Cancer Society Relay For Life this year. There's a good chance you've heard of it - it's the largest cancer-fighting movement in the world. There will be more than 230 Relays happening throughout New England this year, and more than 5,000 across the U.S., each uniting communities against a common enemy: cancer. 
Our Relay is on June 25 & 26 in Claremont. 

My team and I will be cheering the cancer survivors who kick off the event by taking the first lap around the track at 6pm Friday June 25.
 Then, everyone else will join in and the goal is to keep at least one member of our team on the track all night. Lighting the way will be hundreds of luminarias - lighted bags bearing the names of loved ones who have faced a cancer diagnosis.

Relay is a time of reflection, a time to celebrate survivorship, and a time to pledge to take some kind of action to fight a disease that roughly 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with in their lifetimes. It might be a pledge to wear sunscreen, quit smoking, volunteer with the American Cancer Society to drive patients to and from treatment, or remind a loved one to get their annual mammogram.

As a Relay participant, I am committed to raising as much money as I can to help ensure that the American Cancer Society continues to meet the demand for its programs and services for cancer patients and their caregivers -  help finding clinical trials and affordable health insurance, temporary lodging during treatment far from home, summer camps for children and teens with cancer, and much more.

I am proud to be part of Relay, can you tell? And I'm hoping you find the cause as worthy as I do. If so, please take just a few minutes to make a donation on my personal Web page. I would be so appreciative. You can also track my progress on Facebook!

If you are interested in learning more about Relay, visit And, if you ever have questions about cancer, I urge you to call an American Cancer Society cancer information specialist at 1.800.227.2345 - any time, day or night, every single day of the year.

Thank you!


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Relay for Life is a wonderful experience. I have participated for years because both my dad and brother-in-law died of cancer, and my mother is a survivor of both uterine and lung cancer.
This is a very worthwhile organization, and I applaud your efforts in educating your followers.