Tag Archives: Hockey Fights Cancer

No Sophomore Slump

17 May

I was thrilled today to mail off my annual donation to both the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society  and the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer. It is always gratifying to support these two organizations that provide such excellent services and support to patients and their families. When I first created “The Year My Dad Went Bald” I wanted to be able to give back to those who helped me in my fight against cancer. Since I self-published the book, I am able to share a portion of my sales with these organizations. I am especially thrilled since the donations this year were three times the amount of last years donations, meaning we had a really good year getting The Year My Dad Went Bald out to the people who it might help. I grateful to all those who played at part in this very successful year, including the James Cancer Center at Ohio State, the Central Chapter Ohio of the LLS, Camp Kesem and Genentech, Inc. which has been a great supporter of the book.


A Great First Year!

29 Mar

With the taxes paid and 2011 officially behind us (in a fiscal sense) I was happy to make a donation to the Lymphoma and Leukemia Society and Hockey Fights Cancer from the proceeds of sales of “The Year My Dad Went Bald.” They are great organizations and we are proud to be in partnership with them. I also want to thank everyone whose support made the book a success beyond my wildest dreams. I have met so many great people who are doing so much to fight cancer and look forward to another great year.

Finding an Audience

11 Dec

Went to see our new oncologist, Dr. Kristie Blum, yesterday at the James Cancer Center and continue to be amazed at how many lives are touched by cancer–many in a far more dramatic way than was ours. Although we wish it was not the case, this means that the audience for “The Year My Dad Went Bald” is likely more far-reaching that we could ever imagine.

We plan to send a complimentary copy of the book to the various oncology centers around our area, to doctor offices and support services. We are excited to partner with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, which will help us promote the book in exchange for per-book donations, and we also promise donations to Hockey Fights Cancer for every book sold.

We have a lot of other plans to share the message of “The Year My Dad Went Bald,” but would love to hear from you any suggestions on getting the book into the hands of those who need it most. Any thoughts?

Introducing ‘The Year My Dad Went Bald’

15 Nov

After being diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in September 2008,  I had a lot to worry about–not the least of which was how I was going to explain what was going to happen to my son. And finding a book that would give insights into our immediate future was a lot harder than I expected.

Fast forward two years and, now that I am in remission, I knew I had an opportunity to share my story in a way that might help others feel a little less alone and a little less scared when it came to explaining their cancer diagnosis to their own child.

“The Year My Dad Went Bald” was born.

We are readying the book for the printers right now, and plan to have it out in time for Christmas. We are excited to be working to distribute the book through the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and will donate a portion of all proceeds from sales of the book to L&LS, as well as the NHL’s Hockey Fights Cancer Program and the Columbus Blue Jackets Foundation.

If you’d like more information, please contact us!