Wednesday, September 30, 2009

LIVESTRONG Day: Cures Rock! 5K Sunset Stroll

Join us for an informal Cures Rock! 5K Sunset Stroll to celebrate LIVESTRONG Day in San Diego, CA this Friday, 10/2!


Run or walk for 5K (~3.1miles, not-timed). It's an informal, FREE run/walk, all for fun & creating cancer awareness in our local community! We ask that all participants wear yellow shirts in honor of LIVESTRONG Day.

Bring your family, kids and dogs -- and INVITE YOUR FRIENDS! We will be asking for donations for yellow wrist bands & glow-in-the-dark bands with all donation proceeds benefiting LAF.

We'll be starting at Fletcher Cove in Solana Beach (~110 Sierra Ave., Solana Beach). We'll meet in the parking lot ACROSS from the beach lot. Look for lots of yellow and our LIVESTRONG banner!

AFTER the run/walk, we'll be heading over to grab some pizza and beer at Pizza Port, so bring some cash for dinner!

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Cures Rock! Tour: Adventure Ahead!


$100K. 500 Miles. 17 Days. 2 States. 1 Man.

I'd like to introduce the next adventure of our advocacy campaign to fight against cancer:


The Cures Rock! Tour is more than an endurance event. This extreme challenge intends to make a significance impact on the lives of over 913,000 Americans living with blood cancers through the use of inspiration, public awareness, encouragement, and campaigning efforts.

For the main event, one of my close friends, Mike Sheehy, will run 500 miles, from Coast (San Diego, CA) to Canyon (Phoenix, AZ). He will run an ultramarathon – more than 30 miles – each day for 17 days. In the process, he will attempt to break a record – and along with our team, help raise $100,000 dollars for cancer research, too. A small team of marathoners will fundraise and run along with Sheehy—making up a support relay team—with all involved finishing the run at the 2010 P.F. Chang’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Arizona Marathon on January 17, 2010.

The Cures Rock! Team has accepted this ultramarathon challenge with these objectives in mind:

* To raise public awareness about blood cancers by harnessing the energy of marathon running and “taking it to the streets” via traditional and contemporary campaigning efforts.

* To encourage and inspire those directly affected by cancer in a personal way so they will see beyond their illnesses and realize that anything is possible. As marathoners, we too will overcome many physical and mental challenges.

As the Team treks along the 500 mile course, it will stop in several cities along the route. Team members will visit numerous families impacted by blood cancer, in addition to hospitals and clinics to personally say “Thank You” to the many doctors and nurses who share our passion for finding cures, and to encourage them in their work.
It’s time to end the stigma of cancer, which is why those on the relay team are survivors of blood cancers, or personally connected to the cause through family members and friends that have battled cancer.

This is your chance to get in the race. Become a part of this extraordinary endeavor! Please visit our new web site at: for more information on the latest news (blog) and how to donate.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Adventure Ahead

CURES [kyoor] noun, verb: successful remedial treatment; restoration to health.

ROCK [rok] noun, verb:
to affect deeply; stun; move or sway powerfully, as with excitement or emotion.

This is one of our final reminders that this Cures Rock! Facebook Group will be closing down soon because we have a NEW Cures Rock! FAN page! Wahoo!

So...switch over to our new Facebook Fan page by going here ( and clicking "become a fan." This will allow you to upload your photos of "Cures Rock!" hitting the streets, comment, etc.

PLUS, we're announcing exciting news tomorrow about our next big adventure (!!!) Here are the hints as they've been handed out today on Facebook & Twitter. Feel free to comment on your best guesses for the adventure activities!

$100K. 500 Miles. 17 Days. 2 States.

(Announcement coming tomorrow!)

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze’s Passing & Pancreatic Cancer

R.I.P., Patrick Swayze.

"I keep dreaming of a future, a future with a long and healthy life, a life not lived in the shadow of cancer, but in the light. ... I dream that the word 'cure' will n...o longer be followed by the words 'is impossible.'" - P. Swayze

Read the LIVESTRONG Blog post at:

LIVESTRONG Blog » Blog Archive » Patrick Swayze’s Passing and Pancreatic Cancer

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Reflection on 9/11

Today, I would like to give my heartfelt sympathy to the families that lost someone during the 9/11 attacks years ago. May we all take a moment of silence today to reflect on our own lives and remember to not take it for granted.

I would also like to give my heartfelt thanks to the officers and military that stand in harm's way every day for us. You are our heroes.

Some of those heroes are still fighting illnesses from that day. There have been a few small questions raised as to twin tower toxins potentially causing blood cancer in the officer first responders, and their search and rescue dogs. Click here to read one such article. We are not done. We have so much to learn, but will will find a cure for our heroes.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky."

- R. Tagore

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Happy 09-09-09

Bust out those cupcakes and twinkies because we have something to celebrate! (Not that being "alive" isn't something to celebrate, but I'll use any excuse for extra chocolate frosting in my life!) I received my test results back from my oncologist today, and he informed me that I'm "unremarkable." That's right --- my momma always told me I was special, but in this case, thank god, I'm not.

Cancer free. Sans cancer. My deadbeat roommate and scumbag of a disease has been evicted. Did we doubt it? It's three strikes, and you're outta here, Cancer! I mean, we're on the HOME team, baby!! OF COURSE, we were going to beat it!

And, with that one "unremarkable" word, 09-09-09 just became a very "remarkable" day.

So, I'm asking all of you to do something "remarkable" in honor of the ~900,000 individuals that are living with blood cancer today:

  • Take 9 mins to read through my Cures Rock! blog and check out
  • Donate $9 in support of my LIVESTRONG Challenge fundraising efforts, as I race for a cure and leave cancer quakin' in its boots in Austin.
  • Pass my fundraising link onto 9 of your friends, and encourage them to learn about, donate to, or even participate in events for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.
CURES ROCK! (CANCER DOES NOT.) Campaign to kick cancer to the curb!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Light the Night!

“Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.” - Chinese Proverb

Cures Rock! has formed a walk team in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's "Light The Night" Walk even on November 20, 2009! We'd love to have you join our team for this memorable, casual fundraising walk.

For more information, see our LTN web site by clicking here.

Lance Armstrong's "Tour de France" Dedication to Julie

A great reminder that I had armies of support beside me in my fight. (Thanks, Lance!) Even with the recent media, this video isn't about the bike...but the fight against cancer. LIVESTRONG!

Stage 2 Dedication: Julie Westcott -- powered by

Guinness World Record Broken to Fight Cancer

We *Heart* Our Fans

Cures Rock! on Facebook

Donate & fight to kick cancer to the curb!

500 Miles. 17 days. 2 States. 1 Mission to Cure Cancer.

500 Miles. 17 days. 2 States. 1 Mission to Cure Cancer.
January 1 - 17, 2010
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