Friday, August 20, 2010

Imagine A World Without Cancer

This video was shown today at the International Union Against Cancer's (IUAC) World Cancer Congress in Shenzen, China. It's one of my favorite of the LIVESTRONG video serious, showing how we still need to fight to change the stigma of cancer around the world.

"Imagine a World Without Cancer" video: LIVESTRONG Blog » Blog Archive » Imagine A World Without Cancer

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Calling All Post-Treatment Survivors

Ok, you rockin' survivors -- now's your chance to pay-it-back and pay-it-forward. Help out the Lance Armstrong Foundation with this Post-Treatment survey for survivors!

Here's the link to the LIVESTRONG Blog article: Calling All Post-Treatment Survivors

Friday, August 13, 2010

LIVESTRONG Blog: My Long Run

Amazing inspiration from another ultra-runner pounding the pavement to fight cancer. Check out the latest LIVESTRONG blog at: LIVESTRONG Blog » Blog Archive » My Long Run

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Cures Rock! Spirit

"The waiting room was filled with people twice my age," said one of my best friends that was having surgery to remove skin cancer. "I know the feeling," I said, having been in her shoes before with my own cancer battle.

This was yesterday, and it served as a reminder and a motivator to keep the "Cures Rock!" advocacy campaign moving. It's important to raise awareness about cancer in young adults...and the very different life challenges and concerns we have when going through it.

I've lapsed a little over the past month on my blog, twitter, etc. Many of you have pinged me asking what's up. To be honest, I needed to take a month to regroup, refocus and think about where things were going to head next. Not a bad idea considering the first half of this year was filled with three marathons and a half marathon to raise funds for cancer research, the Cures Rock! Tour (ultra run from CA to AZ), the Guinness World Record Run, planning golf tournaments, etc. Together, not only have we touched a lot of lives, but together, the Cures Rock! advocacy team (all of you) has raised a lot -- and I mean... A LOT -- of money to support non-profit cancer organizations. You all just plain ROCK. *whew*

So, I admit. I was a tad burnt out there the past few weeks and needed to pour lots of hours into my job (yes, I have a day job) and also refocus my vision for Cures Rock!

However, there were two things yesterday that have snapped me back into action:

1. One of my best friends reminding me that the young adult population is the "orphan" cancer generation -- often left in waiting rooms as the so-called odd (wo)man out.
2. I had a reunion with my sisters that were both in town, and we spent the day at the beach with my neices and nephew.

Specifically, #1 reminds me "why" I'm doing what I'm doing --- to change the stigma of cancer and raise awareness about young adults facing many aspects of it. #2 reminds me of my own fight and how grateful I am to be a survivor, so I can enjoy these type of days with my family. It reminds me of my own faith that someday my little nieces and nephew will grow up and say, "What's cancer?" Cures Rock! will have had a part in that effort.

This is what Cures Rock! is all about, folks. So, enjoy your summer, 'cause we're (yees, I said "we" which includes "you") about to get serious with some advocating, fundraising and all aroud social media, tweeting, facebooking, blogging, skyping -- you name it--- and soon. :) Any suggestions you have, I'd love to hear.

In the meantime, there are a few events on the calendar if you'd like to get involved with Cures Rock! a little more:

1. LIVESTRONG Swing Fore! Yellow Charity Golf Classic - November 1, 2010!!! This is going to ROCK, so please support our first annual golf fundraiser to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation here in San Diego, CA!

2. Cures Rock! Light The Night Team to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. It's a 1 miles walk for kids and adults of any age, fundraiser, and a way to remember those battling cancer, surivors or those we've lost to the disease. Stay tuned for details. (Mark your calendar for November 2010.)

3. Cures Rock! Running Club - Surf City 5K/Half/Full Marathon in Huntington Beach, CA (Feb 2011). Sign up at: and select the Cures Rock! running club. A percentage of your entry fee will go back to Cures Rock! so we can start to take things to the next level.

CURES ROCK! Keep of the fight! Keep sharing your stories!

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

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