Ok, so this is a strange thing to blog about. But I have been thinking about it a lot over the past few weeks.
I lost my mother to cancer. She lost her sister to cancer. I know, as I’m sure you will know, someone who is currently managing cancer in their lives. In fact I’m sure everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer. It is, in some respects a modern condition. It strikes indiscriminately.
At the moment , we are all shocked and horrified at the huge loss of life in Japan after the earthquake and Tsunami. They estimate that 50,000 people may have perished.
In 2008, 12.7 million people were diagnosed with Cancer worldwide of which 7.6 million died. In many ways , lifestyle choices can reduce your risk of Cancer, and your risk of getting increases with age. According to cancer researcher Robert A. Weinberg, “If we lived long enough, sooner or later we all would get cancer.”
A lot of work is going on to try to understand Cancer, and find new ways to treat it. And we should always remember that these treatments might one day help you.
My reason for talking about this is I try to do regular fund raising for Cancer research. This year’s Relay for Life is one such undertaking, and I’m going to ask you for a little support.
On Friday 18th March, I will start a 24 hour DJ session from within Second Life. There will be donation boxes nearby for any Second Lifers who are there. If you are not in Second Life, you can still listen in by selecting the URL below on your browser If you do listen in, you can drop me a request or even just say hello using facebook chat. You can also find your local national Cancer charity, and maybe drop them a few Dollars, pounds, shekels or whatever you have in your wallet. Remember, someday you might be grateful that they have found a way to deal with this epidemic illness.Music URL