Archive for April, 2008

Where are they now?

Posted in Cancer Life on April 19, 2008 by lawler

Okay, I should apologize for neglecting the end of the Relay For Life. Things have been a bit hectic around here lately — especially when my other blog (the blog that is about my life and work in theater) suddenly got very popular because I happened to break some bad industry news. I even “scooped the NY Times!”

But anyway, thank you all for your generous support of the American Cancer Society. Including offline donations, we raised about $1500!

I did go to the relay (I have a lavendar t-shirt to prove it!), but did not stay overnight as the UW-Madison Relay would have me do.

When Dawn and I went to the “survivor” registry table, the survivor in front of me used up the last survivor registration page, which was a little deflating. Especially since they seemed to only have about seven such pages on hand. Could they really expect only seven cancer survivors to show up to such a huge event? Hmmm…

In a couple of weeks I go in for my training at the Madison area office of the ACS to learn about how to be a driver for the Road to Recovery program that helps cancer patients get to and from treatments and other medical appointments. Dawn and I had to use the program twice while I was undergoing chemotherapy, and apparently they have such demand that they sometimes have to turn people down, so it seemed a good place to try to give back. I can’t imagine trying to ride the bus (or even take a cab) after a chemo treatment. What a drag that would be. So, I’ll be sure to write when I start driving to let you all know how it’s going.

My next doc visit is also in a few weeks — and before that another CAT scan. It’s been a long time since I’ve had an IV, so I’m not much looking forward to that.

Thanks again.


ACS update

Posted in Cancer Life on April 4, 2008 by lawler

With less than a week to go until the Relay, we’re up to nearly $1300 online — and that doesn’t include the generous offline donations I’ve received and forwarded on to the ACS (I don’t know why they don’t add them in). Thank you all for your support and generosity.

Keep it coming!