I am now the entertainment committee co-chair and logistics co-chair for the Hollywood Relay for Life benefitting American Cancer Society. Sounds fancy, but in reality I showed up and offered to pitch in, so it will be a busy few months. And all my friends can expect emails to get involved. It's worthwhile. I knew
Michael Quinn, 35 years old, head of PhD program at UW, died of non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Elizabeth Stetson, 31 years old, actress and all around wonderful funny person, breast cancer metastasized to her brain
Tom Neumiller, 62 I think, acting and directing professor at Stony Brook, esophogeal cancer
Beve Lincoln, early sixties, family friend, bone cancer. Discovered at stage 4, and had gone to a doctor many times. When the doctor named it, he said a med-school student should have been able to figure it out earlier.
Thomas Broscoe, 35, malignant melanoma
For kids born today, 1 in 2 males, and 1 in 3 females, will be diagnosed with some type of cancer.
I'm sure you know people, too.