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I watched part of it. It brought to many sad memories for me. My mother recently passes from Pancreas cancer, my dad passed from Pancreas cancer, my grandmother from lung cancer, my other grandma from uterus cancer, and my sister has Multiple Myeloma. She has had a stem cell transplant and is now in remission.

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oh wow sylvia that must be so tough! i lost my mom to stomach cancer when i was 13...and now am having surgery in two weeks because i have the beginning of colon cancer...its very scary

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I think it is awesome that people are trying to raise money!

 

My fiance currently has lymphoma and we are in a hospital for chemo...he will be having a stem cell transplant in December.

 

So, it means a lot to those of us that deal with this everyday!

 

Also, it is so important to focus on the positive! Our wedding April 4th!

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i did not see it but from the commercials i've seen, i have to say that i am happy to see this being in the public eye. it is so hard, my heart goes out to those suffering:i hope loads of cash is raised.

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I watched it. For me it was ironic that it was on tonight. I'm walking in a 5 mile walk tomorrow. My best friend has III stage ovarian cancer which her mom died from 7 years ago. We started a charity called Sisters Against Ovarian Cancer and had a fundraiser in May to raise money for research at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital in Boston where she is having her treatment. She's been on 3 different chemos in the last 2 1/2 years and has not been in remission. She's starting an experimental drug in a pill form in a couple weeks. Please say a prayer for her. There are six of us that started this organization and we raised $16,000 in one night. It was wonderful. Our second fundraiser is the walk tomorrow "Step Up and Break the Silence". It starts at 9:30 and we have over 145 people registered to walk and hopefully more will register in the morning. September is Ovarian Cancer Month, that's why we picked tomorrow for the walk. We expect to raise over $30,000 in addition to the $16,000. Our goal for this year is $50,000. It's our first year and we're getting bigger and bigger every day. We have a website if anyone wants to check it out, it's Sisters Against Ovarian Cancer and it tells all about the walk. We're pretty proud of it. We have a d.j. and balloon arches and signs, etc. I will post pics next week. My dad died of stomach cancer 5 years ago too. It sucks and I'm so glad people are standing up to cancer and raising some money. We need to make cancer go away forever!

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I only watched a piece of it. Honestly, it was too hard for me. My grandfather died of non-hodgkins lymphoma less than 2 years ago.

 

I donate my time and money every year in some way to help this cause. It's very difficult to watch the personal experiences. I understand the value, but it's just hard.

 

Katiebell & Kathie - you are beautiful & strong women! I support you 100%.

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I'm not sure if any of you are aware of a website called Caringbridge.com. I setup the site for my mother and my sister while they were fighting the battle. It allows people to express their well wishes and allows the family to keep everyone up to date on progress. Here is a link to my sister's site if you want to browse. CaringBridge. Free Websites That Support And Connect Loved Ones During Critical Illness. It is free to setup and use.

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