Since John died (and even while he was sick), I've often thought that I should do more to raise awareness of pancreatic cancer, do fundraising events, talk about cancer research, and generally be more of an advocate. My excuse for not doing so is time. My real reason for not doing so is that it still feels to raw to me, and I'm too selfish. Maybe someday.
Thankfully, other kind spirits in this world are better able to channel their mental and physical energy. One of my friends in the computer, Debbie, lost her mom to lung cancer (and no, she was not a smoker) two years ago today. To honor her mom, Debbie is planning to RUN A FREAKIN' MARATHON in Denver on September 21, 2008. A marathon! Now that's some commitment to the cause. Debbie has a page set up where you can make donations to support her, and by doing so, support lung cancer research. Please stop by and say hello, and donate if you can.