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Do it for my prostate

As many of you know, I've been going through a long-term cancer scare for a couple of years now, thanks to unusually high PSA readings that can sometimes indicate prostate cancer. I remain officially undiagnosed, and get follow-up testing every few months as we wait for the Prostate Specific Antigen readings to go down -- or up.

However, I've been doing public information work for the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life since before the prostate issue appeared. I was recruited by my coworker Ed Anderson, who heads up the Noble County edition of the Relay fundraiser and who, along with me, will shave his head if we raise $100,000 this year.

Whether you want to see me hiding my skull in a fedora or just want to help a good cause, please support my efforts by visiting my personal fundraising web page to make a donation.

This year, over 1.4 million Americans will hear the words ‘You have cancer’. I know too many people who are touched by the disease , and that's why I joined the American Cancer Society on a mission to save lives and create a world with more birthdays.

Also, if you'd like to learn more about Relay you can visit RelayForLife.org or if you’re interested in additional information regarding the American Cancer Society visit cancer.org. Together, we can make a difference!


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
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Mar. 17th, 2011 04:34 am (UTC)
Well done!
Mar. 17th, 2011 01:55 am (UTC)
I'll come back to this closer to Friday! Good luck with the relay!
Mar. 17th, 2011 04:35 am (UTC)
Thanks! Say, I should have posted this closer to payday, huh? ;-)
Mar. 19th, 2011 12:28 am (UTC)
It's all good. Not much but every bit helps, right?
Mar. 20th, 2011 08:12 am (UTC)
Yes it does -- and thanks!
Mar. 17th, 2011 02:54 pm (UTC)
from DM
Cancer is a mean illness. I am sorry to hear about your constant testing.
Mar. 18th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
Re: from DM
Yes it is, and thanks. But a lot of people live with high PSA levels for years without ever being diagnosed with the disease, so I'll keep hoping for the best.
Mar. 19th, 2011 04:21 am (UTC)
Re: from DM
Ah, it's okay -- turns out I have plenty of blood to go around. What I'm going to really hate is when the BIG test comes around, the "procedure". That one biopsy was plenty enough for me ...
Mar. 19th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
Re: from DM
Guess I already replied to this once, didn't I ...? :-)
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