Tuesday, September 28, 2010

LIVESTRONG Day - San Diego Film Festival

In celebration of LIVESTRONG Day on Sat. 10/2 in San Diego, join us for the film screening of the movie “MY RUN” @ The SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL – October 2nd & 3rd. Wear your LIVESTRONG Yellow colors!!

“MY RUN” will make its San Diego Premiere at the SAN DIEGO FILM FESTIVAL on Saturday, Oct. 2nd at 3PM and Sunday, October 3rd at 5:30PM - At the Gaslamp Theater (701 5th Avenue, San Diego, Ca). You may purchase Tickets and add “MY RUN” to your San Diego Film Festival Calendar by clicking here.

“MY RUN” is the inspirational documentary narrated by Billy Bob Thornton, about a real super hero, Terry Hitchcock, who ran 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days after his wife died of breast cancer. "Like" on Facebook by clicking here. Or "follow" on Twitter by clicking here. Filmmakers will be in attendance!!

Looking forward to seeing you all there! Please invite your friends, buy your tickets ASAP (!!!) and don't forget to wear your LIVESTRONG colors!

Friday, September 24, 2010


That's right --- we have formed an official Cures Rock! Running team to raise funds and run the LIVESTRONG Austin Half/Full Marathon in Feb 2011!

See the latest LIVESTRONG Blog for info: LIVESTRONG Blog » Blog Archive » Run, LIVESTRONG, Run

Go to the site to learn more, then sign up and select the "CURES ROCK!" team in the drop-down team list. Looking forward to running with you all....and leaving Cancer quakin' in its cowboy boots!


Saturday, September 11, 2010

We Remember.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Stand Up 2 Cancer

Can you envision stopping Cancer in its tracks?

I can. And so can a lot of other people.

TONIGHT is the "Stand Up to Cancer" special (8pm PT/ET & 7pm CT on NBC/ABC/CBS/Fox).

Cancer takes one person every minute. One life in a moment. They are our family, our best friends, ourselves.

In the time it's taken me to write this blog while I'm snacking on my lunch and the sun is shining outside --- Cancer has taken 10 more people from this world.

For me or any of us to wait any longer for someone else to save our lives and the lives of those we love is absolutely unforgivable. I started the Cures Rock! global advocacy and awareness campaign for young adults battling cancer because I was inspired to act based on my own personal experience with the disease -- and I knew I just couldn't "sit back" and rely on the current health system alone to do it.

SU2C has a similar mission statement (and they love the color orange as much as me!). They are calling on the public to help take matters into our own hands, investing in a revolution that will change the way scientists work to understand and treat these diseases. Stand Up To Cancer is more than "just another TV special." It is a force that we need to urgently move cancer research forward.

Please take the time tonight to watch the TV special (not that you have a choice because ALL the major networks are going to air this show!) --- and donate while you're at it. For those like me that aren't the hugest TV fans (shh...) -- take it to the 'Net.

Cancer -- you'd better start running for the hills 'cause the Internet and TV-land is ready to come crush your sorry bootie today. CURES ROCK! (Cancer does not.)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My "Re-Birthday"

One year ago today, I received test results back from my oncologist that I was “unremarkable.” That’s right – my momma always told me I was special, but in the case with cancer last year, I didn't mind her being wrong. Being cancer-free was music to my ears last September.

For the record, the battle doesn't stop once someone is cancer free --- and being in remission is not the same as cured. There are doctor visits, side effects and repercussions from so much "poison" (a.k.a. chemo) & "glow-worm" (a.k.a. radiation) treatments, and the fun of always looking over one's shoulders. It's why I won't give up with my Cures Rock! campaign -- because early detection & survivorship is key...and we still need to find a cure.

Since 09-09 became a special day in my books for a multitude of reasons, in honor of the ~900,000 people living with blood cancer in the U.S., I’m asking you all to do something “remarkable” today in the fight against cancer – and here’s a few ideas (You didn’t think I’d leaving you hanging, did you?):

* Mark 10/2 on your calendar and get ready for LIVESTRONG Day! I’ll be posting our San Diego activities here soon, so stay tuned! You can also host your own event. Visit the LIVESTRONG web site for more information!

* Sign-up today to participate in San Diego’s premier Swing Fore! Yellow Golf Charity Classic on November 1, 2010 to benefit LIVESTRONG. (You can also fundraise for LAF to raise your player fee & funds for the charity, so ping me if interested in that option.) http://www.SanDiegoLivestrongArmy.org/swingfore

* Join the “Cures Rock!” Team for the San Diego Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s “Light the Night” event on November 5, 2011. I’m trying to get 100 people to join our team with each person raising $100! Go to our team site at: http://pages.lightthenight.org/sd/SanDiego10/curesrock , scroll to the bottom & click the “join” button! OR, donate $9 to my LTN fundraising by clicking here!

* Join the “Cures Rock! Team” at the Surf City Race in Huntington Beach (5K, Half or Full Marathon races in February 6, 2011). This race sells out early, so go to http://www.runsurfcity.com/, choose the “Cures Rock!” Running Club on the sign-up form. A percentage of the race entry fees goes back to the CR Running Club to keep our CR activities moving forward! (No fundraising required for this event.)

* Join the Cures Rock! Team to raise funds for the Lance Armstrong Foundation AND run the Austin Half/Full Marathon in Feb 2011 -- or donate $9 to my fundraising by clicking here! You can DONATE or SIGN UP online for our team at: http://runaustin.livestrong.org/marathon2011/curesrockteam (minimum fundraising is $500, although I’d love to form a team of 10 runners to raise $1000 each!)

Thanks for your continued support and for joining the fight against cancer. Cures Rock and so do you! I hope to see my family, friends, co-workers, online virtual pals and cancer warriors at some of these events!

And now, it's time for a cupcake (or two or three)...

Wednesday, September 8, 2010


Who would have thought that a Letter to the Editor I submitted to my local paper, would turn into these great articles? Many thanks to the Del Mar Times & Solana Beach Sun for publishing the story today.

Click here for the Letter to the Editor I wrote last week (Del Mar Times)...which spawned the following article that was published today in the Del Mar Times & Solana Beach Sun newspapers today! http://www.delmartimes.net/news/273998-del-mar-cancer-survivor-athlete-finds-support-through-livestrong-foundation

This was all about reaching out to my local community. This month is also National Leukemia & Lymphoma Cancer Awareness month so anything I can do to shed light on cancer is my small way of paying it forward.

For those that are battling cancer, or supporting someone you love that is, check out the following resources:

Lance Armstrong Foundation: www.LIVESTRONG.org
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: www.LLS.org
Planet Cancer (for Young Adults w/ Cancer): www.PlanetCancer.org

There are some great ways to get involved in our local community, too:

Swing Fore! Yellow Golf Charity Classic (to benefit LIVESTRONG) - November 1st!! (Register at: www.SanDiegoLivestrongArmy.org/swingfore)

Surf City Half/Full/5K Race (Huntington Beach, CA) - http://www.runsurfcity.com/
(Sign up on the "Cures Rock! Running Club" team soon! Race sells out early!!)

Light the Night: San Diego - Cures Rock! Team - November 5th (Join our CR team at: http://pages.lightthenight.org/sd/SanDiego10/curesrock)

There are so many other ways to be involved from Team LIVESTRONG to Team in Training to your own unique idea to raise cancer awareness! I'll post more here soon!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Ten Two

10//2. The day that changed Lance's life forever, when he was diagnosed with cancer. For me, I can remember my own C-day back in 2006 like it was yesterday.

10/2/2010 is Global LIVESTRONG Day. Check out the latest LIVESTRONG blog for more information --- and stay tuned as I'll be posting about our own San Diego LIVESTRONG day (or plan your own)!

LIVESTRONG Blog » Blog Archive » Ten Two

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 http://www.livestrong.com

Guinness World Record Broken to Fight Cancer

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

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