Tag Archives: Fundraising

Relay for Life

24 May

What a great weekend at Upper Arlington High School. Michelle Davis and the Relay for Life did an outstanding job organizing a first class event. I was honored to be invited to be a part of it and can’t wait for next year. Meeting other survivors, caregivers and some just general, all-around do-gooders was an uplifting experience.

This far out from treatment, I tend to forget what a hard and harrowing ordeal it was on my family and me. As we circled the track with luminaries lit in honor those who were not so fortunate as me, I was overcome with a confusing mixture of sadness and joy. Glad that I had recovered but felt almost a sense of guilt for my good fortune. I was reassured by the fact that all of these people were willing to spend a large chunk of their weekend (plus countless hours in preparation) to help fight cancer and provide comfort for those who lives it has touched. I can’t thank them enough.

Lighten Up People

20 May

Looking forward to tonight’s Relay for Life at Upper Arlington’s High School. I was invited to speak to the participants and lead the Survivors Lap. I am really honored.

Yesterday got e-mail from my friend Pat Dull (of Pat Dull and the Media Whores fame, Columbus’ best rock band, check’em out) wishing me luck on my “speech.”

I asked him if he had any good cancer jokes. He told me to check Google, duh!

After a quick check of “cancer jokes,” was disappointed by the quality and quantity of results. Even adding “tasteless’ to my search netted very little in the way of chuckles. Most were tired retreads of old jokes or so tasteless, unfunny and uncreative that I won’t bother to waste your time with them. Cancer is serious stuff but laughter is supposed to be the best medicine. Where are all the good jokes? If you have any send’em my way, I go on in a couple of hours.

Relay For Life

6 Apr

I was honored to be invited to be the opening speaker for this year’s Upper Arlington/Grandview Relay For Life. This year’s event takes place May 20, 6pm through noon the next day. I was also invited to lead the Survivors Lap around the track at Upper Arlington High School. Get a team together and help us fight cancer. I hope to see you out there. Check out their website for more details.