Help Me Make My Award Acceptance Video

10.19.2010 | 11:01 am

I’m incredibly pleased to announce that Team Fatty Austin is — once again — the winner of the Team Champion Award for the Austin LiveStrong Challenge.

What is the “Team Champion Award?” Well, it’s the award a team gets for raising more money than any other team. In our case, it’s because Team Fatty Austin has raised ~$180,000.

Which is a huge amount of money. And I could not be more proud of what Team Fatty Austin has done this year.

Further, consider this. Between the four LiveStrong Challenge events (Seattle, San Jose, Philly, and Austin) and Team Fatty NYC Marathon, we are within striking distance of raising half a million dollars for LiveStrong in 2010.

So, to everyone who has donated in any of my contests, and to everyone who has joined Team Fatty and helped raise money: thank you.

You have, over the course of the past two years, stayed with me and listened to me and worked with me and — over and over — have donated. To the tune of about 1.4 Million dollars.

That’s a staggering amount of money. It really is. Especially when you consider a dirty little secret about my blog: it’s honestly not all that big.

Sure, I puff out my chest and act like I have millions of readers, but I don’t have millions of readers. But that’s just a gimmick.

Which means that when hundreds of you join Team Fatty, and 985 of you donate on my personal LiveStrong Challenge pages, it’s no small percentage of you who have joined me in this fight.

So I want the videos I put together to reflect that.

I’ll have a high bar to meet: both ClydeSteve and PhillyJen have made incredibly good videos for the awards ceremonies at the Challenges they led. Luckily for me, I don’t mind stealing their good stuff.

Specifically, I’ve asked everyone in Team Fatty Austin to email me photos; they’ll be part of the Team Champion video. And I’ve got a pretty good idea of what to say on behalf of the team.

But here’s the thing: I’ve got two videos to make today.

Tell Me What to Say

In addition to the Team Champion Award, we’ve also won the Individual Messenger Award — the award given to the person who has had more people donate than anyone else.

That award goes to me, because close to a thousand of you have donated to one or another of my LiveStrong Challenge pages this year.

The thing is, I’m just the guy who asked for help. All of you are the ones who actually opened your wallets and did the heavy lifting.

So here’s what I’d like you to do to help me make this video really reflect the people who earned this award: leave a comment to today’s post saying why you’ve taken up the fight against cancer.

Keep your comment to one or two sentences — something really short and to the point.

I’ll use as many of the comments as I can, and will do my best to make the messages you have the central theme of this award.

Thanks very much for your help, and thanks for all you’ve done as Team Fatty keeps working in the fight against cancer.


  1. Comment by TimRides | 10.19.2010 | 11:12 am

    I’ve joined the fight against cancer because of my late mother, my late brother-in-law, my wife, my other brother-in-law, my uncle, Susan, my aunt, and for the other 27,999,993 people who are forced through no choice of their own to fight it. It’s a very personal fight.

  2. Comment by Robert McMillan | 10.19.2010 | 11:22 am

    because together…we can all win

  3. Comment by swtkaroline | 10.19.2010 | 11:22 am

    Because 10 years ago, Cousin Scott would not have lived even to 44, and because 10 years from now, he might live to 94 instead.

  4. Comment by Dana | 10.19.2010 | 11:23 am

    I fight because cancer doesn’t deserve a second chance. We do.

  5. Comment by Dan Gitlitz | 10.19.2010 | 11:28 am

    Because my Mom & Dad didn’t stop fighting until the end, neither will I.

  6. Comment by SaraZ | 10.19.2010 | 11:29 am

    Because my dad and his two brothers died of cancer. Because my grandmother died of cancer.

  7. Comment by Whit Woodward | 10.19.2010 | 11:31 am

    I fight cancer on behalf of my friend, Amark, who is no longer here to fight it himself, and for Larry, who refuses to take the blows lying down, and because of my mom, who beat it some 15-years ago, which I am grateful for everyday.

  8. Comment by mateo | 10.19.2010 | 11:32 am

    Melanoma has left scars on my wife’s beautiful body…and scared the hell out of us. Like any criminal, that makes cancer worth fighting!

  9. Comment by DanO | 10.19.2010 | 11:39 am

    As a Survivor, I continue to fight so I will be there to see my two year old Margot grow up, and to grow old with my wife Kate.

  10. Comment by Todd | 10.19.2010 | 11:44 am

    I fight cancer for my mom who beat breast cancer 7 years ago, for my grandfather who passed away 4 years ago, and for my wife’s uncle who was diagnosed 1 year ago. I fight for all who have lost and all who have won, in the hopes that tomorrow cancer will give up its fight.

  11. Comment by Paul G | 10.19.2010 | 12:03 pm

    Because I’ve lost a mother and a grandmother, nearly lost a father and a stepmother-who-raised-me, for the friends and family who’ve had to fight and for the people I never got to know. I fight now before I have to fight myself.

  12. Comment by AnneJuliet | 10.19.2010 | 12:03 pm

    I fight for my mom because she can’t anymore. And I fight to honor my health and the health of those who can’t – because I can.

  13. Comment by Jenni | 10.19.2010 | 12:08 pm

    I fight so no one else has to.

  14. Comment by Nooch | 10.19.2010 | 12:11 pm

    I fight for far too many people in my life who’ve been affected by this disease, and because I know that some day, I may too have to fight it on my own, thanks to a genetic pre-disposition.

  15. Comment by Cyclin' Missy | 10.19.2010 | 12:12 pm

    Cancer doesn’t wait for a convenient time to strike us, so why should I wait for a convenient time to strike back?

  16. Comment by Kathy McElhaney | 10.19.2010 | 12:13 pm

    I fight in memory of my Mom whom I lost to breast cancer in 1998. She Lived Strong before it was trade marked.

  17. Comment by NYCCarlos | 10.19.2010 | 12:18 pm

    I fight because I still can. I’ll continue to fight until I can’t anymore.

  18. Comment by Paul Guyot | 10.19.2010 | 12:20 pm

    I never met her, never even met Fatty, but…

    Everyone should fight like Susan.

  19. Comment by Ethan | 10.19.2010 | 12:28 pm

    I fight in memory of my Uncle Pete, Jim and Warren as well as my Aunt Bea who can no longer fight for themselves.

  20. Comment by Patrick Dontigny | 10.19.2010 | 12:29 pm

    For Martin who just went too quick, nobody should have to go like this.

  21. Comment by AJ | 10.19.2010 | 12:30 pm

    I fight for all those fighting cancer…winning or losing. I fight to find a cure for this horrific disease. I fight because its absolutely the right thing to do.

  22. Comment by Jen | 10.19.2010 | 12:58 pm

    For my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, my uncle, my other uncle, my neighbor’s daugher, my grandma, my sister, my daughter’s teacher, and all the other’s that I haven’t heard about yet.

  23. Comment by mflbikes | 10.19.2010 | 1:02 pm

    I fight because I still can and most recently because Sophie and Piper miss their Nana so much it brings them to tears. Cancer sucks!

  24. Comment by eclecticdeb | 10.19.2010 | 1:03 pm

    Because I lost my Mom, Teresia Garner, to cancer. She was way to young to leave this earth. I am saddened every day that her grandchildren have lost the oppportunity to feel her tremendous love.

  25. Comment by Jennifer | 10.19.2010 | 1:07 pm

    For my mom, who fought and won, and keeps winning every single day. For Steve, who fought so bravely and outrageously but lost, and left Ginger, Hilary & Eli with a hole in their hearts that will never close.

  26. Comment by Eric | 10.19.2010 | 1:09 pm

    Because 4 years ago I remember a phone call from a friend crying that she had found lumps, She has been through a lot and even at stage 4 she is still strong and fighting.

  27. Comment by Adam | 10.19.2010 | 1:09 pm

    I am one of the lucky (and very few) who have not been directly or indirectly touched by cancer. I donate because anybody who is as passionate, hard working and tirelessly dedicated to a great cause as Elden is, deserves the support.

  28. Comment by Ingriddeke | 10.19.2010 | 1:26 pm


  29. Comment by MTBBOY | 10.19.2010 | 1:30 pm

    I fight because I can….and I know people would do the same for me…….Fight Like Susan…..WIN

  30. Comment by Doug (way upstate NY) | 10.19.2010 | 1:33 pm

    Because bad things should not happen to good people. Karen and Cindy, I miss you……

  31. Comment by Waterman981 | 10.19.2010 | 1:37 pm

    I fight in memory of my father, who never smoked a day in his life, and after being diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, fought for 7 hard months before it finally overcame him.

  32. Comment by Pattie | 10.19.2010 | 1:37 pm

    I choose to fight because I can.

  33. Comment by Kyle | 10.19.2010 | 1:53 pm

    I fight to maintain hope.

  34. Comment by Turn The Damn Cranks | 10.19.2010 | 1:53 pm

    Cancer killed my mom and two friends within two years. I hate cancer.

  35. Comment by Bo | 10.19.2010 | 2:45 pm

    Because we can. Because we must.

  36. Comment by Barbara | 10.19.2010 | 2:56 pm

    I fight cancer because (as of now) I am healthy and fit and I am honored to be able to fight cancer by riding my bike. And for my friend and riding buddy Dave… I miss him every ride. And for the inspiration of Susan.

  37. Comment by Brewinman | 10.19.2010 | 2:59 pm

    Because the other choice is to do nothing, and that WILL NOT STAND!

  38. Comment by Ryan | 10.19.2010 | 3:03 pm

    I fight for the grandparents I didn’t know, the grandparents I do know and countless other loved ones.

  39. Comment by PaulScarlett | 10.19.2010 | 3:03 pm

    I fight becsaue Jane Scarlett fought with pride, honor integrity and dignity for seven years, even though she was given only three.

    also Fatty, you have to add FLS

  40. Comment by Drew | 10.19.2010 | 3:04 pm

    Cancer runs hot in my family. Four grandparents, four aunts, two uncles, both parents, two cousins and a younger brother. They all fought cancer bodily, and I don’t like looking like a slacker.

  41. Comment by Eunan Hendron | 10.19.2010 | 3:09 pm

    Got my fatcyclist hoody today.

    Too small, so if anyoone is interested in buying it from me drop me a line

    First bidder gets it.
    I will sell it for retail plus $5 shipping = $35
    It is MENS SIZE Large

    I will accept payment by paypal and if your first to email me i will send you the paypal address. once it is paid i will ship.


  42. Comment by melicious | 10.19.2010 | 3:14 pm

    I donate money to fighting cancer because as many loved ones I have lost to the disease, I have just as many loved ones who have either won the fight or are able to continue to fight because of advances in treatment. I only treatments to keep getting better.

  43. Comment by Mary | 10.19.2010 | 3:15 pm

    Because if you live long enough, your life will be either directly or indirectly effected by cancer.

  44. Comment by HeidiR | 10.19.2010 | 3:54 pm

    I fight because I am a survivor, my Mum is currently fighting it, and my aunt fought for many years. Cancer sucks, but together we will WIN!

  45. Comment by JeffyJeff | 10.19.2010 | 4:12 pm

    Short answer: Because cancer really sucks and I want to punch it in the face.

    Long answer: Took my grandfather. Took my uncle. Taking a good friend.

  46. Comment by John | 10.19.2010 | 4:19 pm

    Cancer killed my father just when I needed him the most.

  47. Comment by Mal | 10.19.2010 | 4:33 pm

    Because cancer could take anyone else I love too

  48. Comment by stuckinmypedals | 10.19.2010 | 4:38 pm

    I raise money for Livestrong because even in the face of cancer my grandmother lived with strength and humor until the end. Each turn of the cranks and each dollar raised makes me stronger and happier. Just like her.

  49. Comment by Jenni | 10.19.2010 | 5:12 pm

    Ok, this is making me cry. (:o(

  50. Comment by CRSonic | 10.19.2010 | 5:21 pm

    Because cancer has called my mom’s number next, but it doesn’t have to be that way.

  51. Comment by Demetri | 10.19.2010 | 5:23 pm

    I fight because everyone deserves birthdays!

  52. Comment by T Foster | 10.19.2010 | 5:26 pm

    I fight because Fatty and Susan inspired me…

  53. Comment by Darren | 10.19.2010 | 5:35 pm

    I fight because my mother-in-law, Margaret, lost her fight and because my wife, Ellen has inspired me by winning hers.

  54. Comment by George | 10.19.2010 | 5:46 pm

    I fight because cancer SUCKS!
    Oh, and I get a chance to wear a really cool Fat Cyclist jersey.

  55. Comment by Marc P Jones | 10.19.2010 | 5:57 pm

    I have been tested, diagnosed, and survived prostate cancer. Telling men to get tested is my ministry.

  56. Comment by AELinICT | 10.19.2010 | 5:57 pm

    Because, while I do not fear death, I do not want to be powerless in the face of suffering.

  57. Comment by bykjunkie | 10.19.2010 | 6:03 pm

    Because I hate cancer more then I hate Al-Qaeda, and that’s pretty bad.

  58. Comment by Josh | 10.19.2010 | 6:20 pm

    I was diagnosed when my son was 4 weeks old. I fight cancer because nobody should have to ponder how their children will grow up without a father.

  59. Comment by Alex | 10.19.2010 | 6:27 pm

    I fight cancer so that no more mothers, no more fathers, no more sisters and brothers, have to die young.

  60. Comment by Kent | 10.19.2010 | 6:30 pm

    Because Cancer took my Grand Father way to soon and my Fater has survived Lung Cancer for over 5 years. I will fight for the health of my Children, WIN!!!

  61. Comment by jacked | 10.19.2010 | 6:42 pm

    I am fortunate that my wife, my children and myself do not have cancer.
    I’d like to keep it that way.
    I fight cancer because I can!

  62. Comment by pgreen | 10.19.2010 | 7:28 pm

    For my mom, Patricia. Because it took her from me and my family.
    “F” Cancer! I want to kill it right back!

  63. Comment by Allison | 10.19.2010 | 7:29 pm

    for my dear friend John who went from winning duathlons to passing away in 5 short months, and for his lovely wife Vanessa he was forced to leave behind

  64. Comment by Russell | 10.19.2010 | 7:32 pm

    I’ve joined this fight along with you and others because it is the right thing to do. I have no other options.

  65. Comment by Bear MTB | 10.19.2010 | 7:33 pm

    I fight, because I am scared that myself, my wife or my son will have cancer someday. Cancer runs in both families and it has taken loved ones away from us. I fight, because it is the right thing to do. Even in hard economic times cancer does not let up, so that means we don’t let up either. Keep fighting. Keep driving those legs.

  66. Comment by D | 10.19.2010 | 8:11 pm

    I fight because this thing called cancer has no remorse for babies, kids, brothers ,sisters,moms ,dads,grandmothers,grandpas, husbands, wives, friends and neighbors. I fight so others can have no remorse on cancer.

  67. Comment by Penina | 10.19.2010 | 8:18 pm

    I fight, because I feel surrounded by family and friends fighting with this beast, and see how devastating it can be. I fight to help bring equality in services provided to those fighting the fight.

  68. Comment by Lonnie Miller | 10.19.2010 | 8:22 pm

    I fight because I was raised to not tolerate bullies. And cancer has bullied so many people that are so close to me.

  69. Comment by Nurse Betsy | 10.19.2010 | 8:29 pm

    I fight for my Mom who died 12 yrs ago. I miss her everyday. I fight for all my patients who I see riding the roller coaster of Chemo and Radiation, sometimes winning and sometimes not. I am blessed as an Oncology Nurse to have the honor of meeting all of them. To be witness to their stories and their lives. I fight so other will not have to suffer. I fight. Cancer sucks!

  70. Comment by Dave | 10.19.2010 | 8:56 pm

    My Dad had cancer when he was 57, and now he doesn’t at 62! We lost my Grandpa 30 years earlier because science didn’t know better. I fight for my Dad and Prostate Cancer awareness!

  71. Comment by Anonymous | 10.19.2010 | 9:25 pm

    I fight cancer for two reasons:
    1. All the personal stories hit an emotional nerve that makes me want to do SOMETHING
    2. I have ulcerative colitis which seriously increases my risk of colon cancer over the next couple of decades.. thats scary and the sooner they know more about the condition the sooner the risk may be removed

  72. Comment by Dr Bryce | 10.19.2010 | 9:42 pm

    Stage 4 Prostate cancer treatment took my father’s memory in the form of dimentia. I hate cancer!

  73. Comment by Toni | 10.19.2010 | 10:11 pm

    Cancer kills people we love

  74. Comment by Adam | 10.19.2010 | 11:33 pm

    I fight because if I dont, then who will? If not now, then win? Everyone has their own personal reasons, mine arent nearly as alturistic I don’t ever want to have cancer, or want anyone close to me to have it.

  75. Comment by Sylvia | 10.20.2010 | 12:06 am

    When I started my journey through the medical system 20 years ago, I had no health insurance, I had trouble getting information about my disease and treatment options, and I had trouble talking to my doctor. It was terrifying. I fight cancer for myself and many friends. More than that though, I support LiveStrong.

  76. Comment by Kari Albano | 10.20.2010 | 1:16 am

    I fight because 16 years ago I was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia. I began a caustic treatment regime that would last 2 years and 2 monthes. Nobody should feel like chemo is so much the norm that when it ends is almost as unsettling as when it began, to do nothing and fear relapse was almost as terrifing as lying awake at night, the third or fourth night in the hospital, not knowing why you are there, and eavesdropping to find out what your diagnosis is, because nobody can stand to tell it to your face. As a close friend once put it, “no six year old should know how to say Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, much less any of the details that go along with it.” I am 23, in remission and i LIVESTRONG!

  77. Comment by AK_Chick | 10.20.2010 | 1:34 am

    Several posts brought tears to my eyes, especially Kari’s. I fight because I’m a cancer survivor who was very lucky and only required surgery. I fight for my aunt who beat small cell lung cancer but the radiation that killed the cancer weakened her heart and lungs and she died in her 40’s of a heart attack. :( I fight for two young men, Logan Marre and Zane Stephl who both died from fungal infections after going through treatment for Leukemia. Zane had JUST celebrated 5 years cancer free when it came back two months later. I fight for my friends Carla W (both are named Carla and their last names start with W) that are long time breast cancer survivors. I fight for all the babies and children who are fighting cancer and those that have taken the battle to a higher power. I fight because of people like Elden and amazing people like Susan who fought with grace and courage. I HATE cancer. The adults affect me, but it’s the kids that get me in the gut.

    I know that’s long, but it’s hard to condense. Okay, have to go blow my nose now. FLS!!! I won’t be in Austin this weekend, but my heart will be there! Next year!!!

  78. Comment by Jenn | 10.20.2010 | 1:46 am

    I fight because Fatty makes me laugh. And because cancer makes me cry.

  79. Comment by Scott | 10.20.2010 | 2:56 am

    I joined the fight because what helped me overcome cancer was an unwillingness to accept anything else.

  80. Comment by cece | 10.20.2010 | 5:17 am

    I fight to shed light into the darkness that is cancer.

  81. Comment by neca | 10.20.2010 | 5:39 am

    Reading about Susan’s fight through your writing made cancer personal for me in a way it never had been before.

  82. Comment by Hooples3 | 10.20.2010 | 6:57 am

    I donate because we need to beat cancer. Sometimes it seems like Oder it more and more To many lives have been lost. We need our families

  83. Comment by Franky | 10.20.2010 | 6:59 am

    Because it took my aunt Anneliese away from me and tried the same with my dad. Whatever it takes!

  84. Comment by Eva | 10.20.2010 | 7:28 am

    I don’t fight… I honor and support the strong spirit of a community… of facing it all together…

  85. Comment by Sandy | 10.20.2010 | 7:35 am

    I appreciate Team Fatty fighting “for and with” Susan. And, as I am facing a battle with luekemia now, it is comforting to know that this team of compassionate people, is fighting for me, “like” Susan, to conquer cancer. I am truly inspired.

  86. Comment by Dayna | 10.20.2010 | 8:00 am

    I fight because It just is not fair and you are making a diffrence.

  87. Comment by Gina | 10.20.2010 | 8:17 am

    Because my mom died of colon cancer before she was 50, and I was only 6 so never really knew her. That’s not fair and I want to do what I can to see that it doesn’t happen to anyone else out there.

  88. Comment by Chad | 10.20.2010 | 8:17 am

    I fight for loved ones lost too early. And a long life with loved ones still here.

  89. Comment by Brent | 10.20.2010 | 8:25 am

    For my good friend Liz who is currently winning her fight!

  90. Comment by Elizabeth in Texas | 10.20.2010 | 8:37 am

    Because I have the same BRCA1 mutation (the breast/ovarian cancer gene mutation) that took my Mother’s life at 44.

  91. Comment by Clancy | 10.20.2010 | 9:01 am

    For Dad

  92. Comment by TJ in Texas | 10.20.2010 | 9:06 am

    I fight for my wife and my mother-in-law, both of which have been diagnosed with uterine cancer in the past 3 months. Cancer picked this fight, we didnt. We will not go quietly into that good night!!

  93. Comment by Nic Grillo | 10.20.2010 | 9:15 am

    Because no kid should ever have to experience something as awful as cancer. I fight for all, but especially for them.

  94. Comment by Clydesteve | 10.20.2010 | 9:31 am

    I joined the fight against cancer because my brother was scheduled to die of cancer – 6 years ago. I keep supporting LiveSTRONG because he showed me what survivorship looks like, and the LAF is in the forefront of helping others to be survivors.

  95. Comment by Clydesteve | 10.20.2010 | 9:33 am

    @Scott at 2:56am – You rock, Bro!

  96. Comment by Janine | 10.20.2010 | 10:09 am

    I fight for me, my mom, dad, 2 grandfathers, cousin, 2 uncles, 3 aunts, sis-in-law, sister and whomever else in my family might have to previve or survive cancer. And of course I fight so the rest of my family can eventually stop watching the suffering.

  97. Comment by Patrick | 10.20.2010 | 10:20 am

    Cancer took my wife’s father, my wife’s thyroid and is now impacting my kids and marriage… Thanks cancer I can’t wait to see you gone.

  98. Comment by kolwink | 10.20.2010 | 10:23 am

    For my well-beloved and much-missed Ratna mashi.

  99. Comment by Pedalpink | 10.20.2010 | 10:35 am

    I fight for my mom, who I didn’t get the chance to really know. And I fight like Susan and give like Elden; the words to “fight with focus, creativity, outrageous endurance, and kindness” continue to inspire me.

    Wish we were back for Austin this year, but we had a great time in Philly (despite the rain). We’ll be there in spirit! I am very proud to be a member of Fat Cyclist and knowing that together we have raised $1.4M! Looking forward to the report, photo’s, video, speech!

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  101. Comment by Chris | 10.20.2010 | 11:17 am

    Because it’s already gone after my grandmother, my wife’s grandmother, and my mother-in-law (2x); with my wife and daughters, that’s a lot of boobies left to protect.

  102. Comment by Anne | 10.20.2010 | 11:26 am

    Cancer took my mother and my best friend´s dad.

  103. Comment by Sue | 10.20.2010 | 12:52 pm

    I fight so that others can be survivors too.

  104. Comment by gargoyle | 10.20.2010 | 12:55 pm

    Fatty –

    Nearly everyone here is someone who knows someone or is someone who is fighting cancer.

    But somehow, listening to you tell us about Susan, we all realized we had to do *something*.

    We gave because you asked.

    And when you ask again, we’ll give again. It gives all of us a little hope.

  105. Comment by Roses | 10.20.2010 | 1:20 pm

    Because my mom died from Pancreatic cancer two months before her very long awaited first grandchild was born. Because even though she was at the baby shower, she wasn’t really there. One of the last things she said the night she died was that she had really wanted to see her grandchild.

    Pancreatic Cance sucks and has a 99% mortality rate.

    I fight because people shouldn’t be forced to miss out on their dreams.

  106. Comment by Haven (kt) | 10.20.2010 | 6:24 pm

    Because cancer steals husbands, wives, sons, daughters, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandmothers, grandfathers, friends, co-workers– and leaves grief and heartache and anger. Cancer steals dreams, plans, potential leaders and ideas.

  107. Comment by Matt Schiefferly | 10.20.2010 | 6:44 pm

    Because my 4 year old daughter Natalie fought and won her battle against Leukemia. Now we all fight against cancer.

  108. Comment by Heber Chad | 10.20.2010 | 11:17 pm

    Because I miss my dad

  109. Comment by Alice | 10.21.2010 | 7:31 am

    I fight for my best friend Heidi, who died 2 years ago at age 40 after fighting stage 4 breast cancer. She was a lover of life and had a fantastic sense of humor through it all. Needless to say her husband has had a hard time these past 2 years.
    I also fight for other friends, coworkers and friend’s relatives who have fought their battle or are currently fighting it.
    No one should have to go through an experience like cancer. We have to find a cure.

  110. Comment by FF | 10.21.2010 | 9:17 am

    The suffering is inhumane, I have seen it first hand with the lose of numerous family members. Too young, too quickly, with too much still to offer. RIP.

    There will never be a cure. Research should be focused on prevention.

    Prevention is the only hope. Diet, exercise, environment – we have control of these.

  111. Comment by Wade Caldwell | 10.21.2010 | 1:03 pm

    My fiance’s father fought AML to the end. Watching him taught me to shoot straight with people and never give up. He set an example his whole life. He is why I fight cancer.

  112. Comment by Mike from Melbourne | 10.21.2010 | 3:41 pm

    I fight cancer for my mum and all my other relatives and friends who have experienced cancer

  113. Comment by buckythedonkey | 10.22.2010 | 10:02 am

    Because of Susan’s story. And Tonia’s, and Anna’s, and Pop’s. And now Mum’s. WIN!

  114. Comment by Chicago | 10.22.2010 | 5:58 pm

    For Rachel. God rest her soul.

  115. Comment by eandjmum | 10.23.2010 | 1:56 am

    For my Nana, for my Dad, for my aunt… lose… win… win… This way we keep on winning.

  116. Comment by Stop Sign | 10.24.2010 | 3:19 pm

    For my Uncle, for my grandpa, for my neighbor, for my former teachers, for the little boy my mom taught, for my parents’ friends. They may have lost, but I fight for those that are still battling.

  117. Comment by gumoore | 10.24.2010 | 8:50 pm

    I fight for my Mom, Terri, Monique and Tracy who can’t anymore; for Cathy, Josie, Pat, Janet and me – who survived and still can fight.

    I’ve found inspiration in your blog and in LiveStrong.

    I agree with Gargoyle: We gave because you asked.

    And when you ask again, we’ll give again. It gives all of us a little hope.

  118. Comment by Ron Sims | 10.25.2010 | 1:12 pm

    I fight for my 8 year old daughter Amaya, and everyone else that has to deal with this disease.

  119. Comment by caochhao | 10.28.2010 | 12:51 am

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  120. Comment by CharlieJ | 10.28.2010 | 3:36 pm

    I fight because I can.


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