Sunday, September 7, 2014

Stand Up 2 Cancer

Hello Everyone,

How many of you watched Stand Up 2 Cancer on television Friday night?  I bet many of you saw it because it was on nearly every channel.  Some of you missed it because of all the sports activities revving up for the fall season.

Stand Up 2 Cancer is an organization raising money for research to eradicate all kinds of cancer.  Their research does not just take place in this country, but around the world.  The countries involved in Stand Up 2 Cancer Friday night were the United States, Canada, Great Britain and The Netherlands. 

Anyone who would like to donate to research can go to and for Canada residents go to https// 

All of us have been touched by cancer in some way by either family or friends.  My mother died of ovarian cancer April 4, 1998.  It was a day I'll never forget.  Other members of my family have died of other types of cancer as well.  This month is ovarian cancer month, so lets figure out how to stop cancer.

To learn more about cancer go to the American Cancer Society website at

Have a great week everyone, and I'll see you next Sunday.

Sandra K. Marshall, Author


Melissa Keir said...

I missed the show. I hadn't even heard it was going to be on. Usually I enjoy watching those type of events because you are right...we've all been touched by cancer in some way.

My mom had her uterus removed because of precancerous cells. My grandmother died of cancer which started in her gall bladder. One of my best friends is fighting breast cancer and I had my own cancer scare and had a chunk of my breast removed. I wish there was a way to stop this disease, but it seems like just when we think we find a magic pill, something else comes up.

Sandy said...

You're right, Melissa, there's always something else coming up. Do you know that they've decided ovarian cancer is not hereditary? I found that out on the American Cancer Society website. Here, my sister and I have been worried about it for nothing.

Thank you for coming by, Melissa.

Kari Rogers Miller said...

This is a great cause Sandy....Let us beat this horrible disease.
My son lost a kidney to cancer.
thanks for posting.

Sandy said...

Kari, I'm so sorry to hear about your son. Is he doing okay?

Polly McCrillis said...

I saw the show - hard to avoid, especially if, like me, you were trying to avoid all those sports programs! So many worthy and needful causes out there, and this one made a huge TV splash. Hopefully the viewer responses were great and will make a difference in people's lives who need aid.

Sandy said...

LOL Yes, I avoided the sports programs, too, Polly.

I haven't heard how much they raised, but I'm sure it was reported somewhere. Thanks for coming by, Polly.