Friday, May 18, 2007

Help Fight Cancer, Join the Army of Bloggers

Cancer is no respecter of race, religion, social status, income or profession. It is an insidious disease that robs people of a quality of life and too often, of life itself. This blog has one purpose, and one purpose only, to enroll as many bloggers in An Army Of Bloggers as possible and to encourage them to make an annual contribution to fighting cancer. The Rules for membership are simple, put the logo and blogroll on your blog, send a donation to a cancer program of any kind and post about it. It would be helpful if you write in the "memo field" of your check the following "Donated By The Army Of Bloggers." Help spread the word, help beat this s.o.b. into the ground. If you are a blogger, join the blogroll and make a donation. Leave a comment too if you would be so kind as to whom you donated to. Please leave the address and name of the charity in your comment (you don't need to name the amount). Please, if everyone helps this disease can eventually be whipped.

This Blog and accompanying Blogroll is dedicated Pamela Roper Clark, my beloved sister who passed away in 1990 from ovarian cancer. By putting the power of the blogosphere to work, we hope to make a citizens push to conquer this dread disease.

The rules for membership are simple:
  • Add the code to your blogroll.

  • Make a post on your blog supporting research to cure cancer and to announce your membership in this worthy fight.

  • Make a comment on this post giving the cancer research or charity you will support annually. The amount of your gift is entirely up to you, but the more you can afford, the better it will be.

  • Non bloggers can particpate too by making a comment and listing the cancer research facility/organization or charity you will support annually.

  • Here are some suggested research organizations and charities: National Cancer Institute, The Lung Cancer Alliance, The Cancer Research Institute, The American Cancer Society, Cancer Research and Prevention Foundation of America/Cancer Research Foundation of America. Or, your favorite what ever it is.


    GM Roper said...

    Since I started the blog, I get the first comment. My charity of choice Is the Lung Cancer Alliance

    . said...

    Great blog, my friend. I choose the Lance Armstrong Foundation. Lance Armstrong Foundation ·P O Box 161150 · Austin, TX 78716-1150 · 512.236.8820

    . said...

    Name didn't show up on last comment, it was by me, Douglas V. Gibbs of Political Pistachio.

    Raven said...

    Of course you can count me in on this! I donated some money to this cancer center:

    This is where my daughter was treated (Nashua clinic as well) Excellent place with state of the art, modern and above top rated quality and outcomes. Please GIVE to any cancer care clinics! Life Counts! And cancer SUCKS!

    Beth said...

    I am SO in!
    Thank you, GM--this is a fantastic idea!

    TexasFred said...

    For me it is the American Cancer Society, they were a tremendous help to us when my Dad was dying, and that was 28 years ago, and I still donate to them regularly..

    This is a good thing you're doing GM, and it was my pleasure to host the Logo and write the code for it like it is...


    Yid With Lid said...

    A very worthy effort GM My post and blogroll are up
    As as part of my commitment my family will be donating to two charities, Cancer Center for Kids (CCK) and the Heather's Hope Foundation. Each group is supported by people who I love dearly and who have lost a child to cancer.

    Debbie said...

    I'm Debbie of Right Truth. I will donate to the American Cancer Society.

    This is a great idea and I'm glad to be part of it.

    I will donate in honor of my friend, Betty. She survived ovarian cancer for 7 years and has just been diagnosed with cancer again and will undergo surgery and radiation starting this week.

    I will do my post on this now.

    Rhymes With Right said...

    Siteman Cancer Center
    660 S. Euclid Ave.
    Box 8100
    St. Louis, MO 63110

    My uncle will be undergoing surgery there for colon cancer on May 29 at 7:30 am.

    Maggie M. Thornton said...

    I've been donating to the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer project for years. This year, I'll increase my donation, and each check will show An Army of Bloggers.

    A wonderful and insightful idea, G.M. Thanks for your hard work on this.

    Maggie's Notebook

    Gail said...

    Thanks so much for doing this, George. I donate to Susan G. Komen and also the American Cancer Society.

    The ACS was very helpful to me when I underwent treatment for breast cancer. I now volunteer for their Reach to Recovery program, which sends a trained breast cancer survivor out to any newly diagnosed woman who requests it or who is recommended by their doctor. They supply all sorts of information on diagnosis, surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, exercises after surgery, local support services, free loaner wigs, mastectomy supplies, etc etc. It is a fantastic organization.

    Semper Fi Mom (aka MinuteMom) said...

    Thanks for doing this! Great idea! I will be donating to the Susan G. Komen Race For the Cure. My mom is a breast cancer survivor.

    Janette Stripling said...

    Fantastic idea, I'm happy to join. I've made the post and the blogroll will be up soon. My charity is The Moffitt Cancer Center Foundation.

    Panhandle Poet said...

    Great idea. In the past we have donated to the American Cancer Society and will continue to do so. My post and link will be up shortly.

    c.a. Marks said...

    I'm in. Charity is Leukemia.


    captain lifecruiser said...

    EXCELLENT idea! What a good thing to do, I hope there will be MANY bloggers that follow this!

    I donated money to The Swedish Cancer Society, since I'm Swedish :-) - and I will continue to donate.

    The blogroll code is up, you'll find it under "Cruise lists" in my sidebar, a link to an own page since I have too many already.

    You'll find my post about it here:
    Cancer Sucks Bucks

    genslub3 said...

    I'll be donating to the Canadian Cancer society as well as the Lukemia and Lymphoma fund.

    Marginalized Action Dinosaur

    De'on Miller said...

    I'm De'on from gUnZ uP. I will donate to the Relay for Life in Brownfield, Texas. My sister-in-law walks annually as we have lost several family members to this horrible disease.

    Anonymous said...

    I have donated to the ACS as i have even looked for donations for my fight. My wife and I have been fighting MY Cancer everyway possible. I've had cancer since June 2004 & been terminal since Oct. 2006 and still fighting..
    Ken J.

    Strawberry said...

    My grandmother, mother, father and sister have all had cancer. My grandmother passed away but my mom, dad, and sister are all survivors! I will donate to ACS and the Susan G. Komen Foundation in their honor.

    Always On Watch said...

    I've joined and my posting is up.

    Here is the organization to which I've donated:

    Kayla GBM Foundation
    P.O. Box 3891
    Reno, NV 89505

    The site focuses on brain cancer.

    I've also offered another option in the posting at my site--a free option. No excuses for not doing something to support cancer research!

    ~Aishah said...

    I've added the badge on my blog: Aishah's Journey

    My one-year old granddaughter has cancer.

    Learn more here:



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    jo said...

    The code and logo are on site, but no post yet.Will write when I can,but not now.
    I have supported the American Cancer Society for what seems like my whole life. It took my mom at 51, 4 of her sisters and my 2 husbands.It has also taken my close friends and I just don't want to say anything else right now.