And whether you are just plain glad I won’t be posting about it anymore after today, except to wrap things up tomorrow, or whether you’re glad I’m reminding you that this is the last day to donate your spare change or bid on the auctions that end today, I have to say, it has been a labor of love for me. The Oral Cancer Foundation exists to reduce suffering and save lives through prevention, education, research, advocacy, and patient support activities.
Before Jim was diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue back in 2001, we had no idea that this killer even existed. While we knew about lung cancer and brain cancer and breast cancer, we had never heard about oral cancer and what an ugly, disfiguring, tortuous killer it is. My monetary goal for this fundraiser is $500. The amount raised so far is $331.59. But, there are 3 auction items still open until 11:59 pm CST tonight:
And you can still donate your spare change by clicking on that DONATE button at the top of the right sidebar. All proceeds from this fundraiser will be donated to The Oral Cancer Foundation on February 1, 2011.
While I had hoped to raise money to support this organization in their efforts, my greater goal has been to bring awareness of it to the people I know and love, and to those I have never met out there in the internetz world. And the message is: Get Screened For Oral Cancer This Year. The next time you go to your doctor or dentist for a check up, just ask them to do it. It only takes about 5 minutes, it doesn’t hurt, and it could save your life.
So, if you are reading this today, and have never made a comment, I would love for you to leave just a word to let me know you’re there, so I will know if I have reached anyone with this message. And thank you to everyone for your support.