Last Updated on 2017-03-19 by Linda
Friday Night, Stand Up 2 Cancer aired on all the major broadcasting networks and many, many cable networks, I believe the total was 32……32 networks pulled together and decided they would #SU2C.
We have watched this one hour special every year and every year I cry, I smile and I want to sometimes even scream.
Founded: May 28, 2008
- Funds Pledged since inception: $261 Million
Number of scientists participating in SU2C-funded research: over 750
Clinical Trials funded by SU2C: 141
Patients enrolled in SU2C supported Clinical Trials: Over 5,000 patients
Number of institutions joining in SU2C’s collaborative mission: 112
Number of people in the U.S. who were diagnosed with cancer today: 4,563
Time to fix the problem: Now
2014 is the first year that Canada became part of the #SU2C program, so as opposed to the last few years not only did we get to watch we got to donate and support the research going on in Canada. No personally I do not care where the research happens as long as it happens but the opportunity for my country to be part of this movement was for me a step in the right direction. The universal disease requires we all, I mean ALL work together. As of now 2014 has seen 109 million raised.
Cancer is one of the most non judgmental, non discriminatory diseases there is, no matter the age, race, religion, gender or sexual orientation it still wants you.
Did you know that Cancer affects 1 in every 2 men and 1 in every three women and despite the many conspiracy theories that are out there there is still not a cure, there are treatments but sadly there are still so many forms of cancer that there is not even a treatment.
I stood up on Friday night:
I stood up for my dad, diagnosed the beginning of December 1986, deceased February 4, 1987, Lung cancer took my dad from me at the age of 44.
This was my dad and I six months before he was diagnosed. So although the marriage may not have worked out, I still have this moment to cherish. ( what you don’t see is the cast on Dad’s foot as a result of last minute basement renovations getting ready for the wedding, he broke his ankle, Thank God for walking casts.)
I stood up for my Papa who battled prostrate cancer and then Bone cancer, he fought a long and valiant fight but it still took him.
and I stood up for my great niece Isabelle, diagnosed at 2 1/2 and now two years later just one month away from being chemo free and we hope ” Cancer Free”.
and now I am so proud of my boys and their Band RM & The Honest Heart Collective, who watched the show Friday night and although struggling musicians they decided they needed to Stand Up To Cancer and they stood up for Isabelle.
So now that I have totally sent us all spiralling down the sad/depressed/angry road this fine Monday morning I thought I would add a little bit of levity. I have watched bloggers mixing and matching textures, patterns, casual with formal, winter with summer, you name it 2014 is the year of no fashion rules, so I hitched my trailer to that little beast and voila
Take some stripes and checks from Forever 21, my favourite band shirt ( available for order if you like, just send me a message) and a silver necklaces… and a perfect fun outfit.
Just seemed appropriate for this post to wear this outfit.