Sunday, April 12, 2009

Lift Strong...this fight is far from over!

Well, I was out of the country and I managed to miss the boat on the re-launch of the original liftstrong CD-ROM. Anyway, I think my great friend Alwyn Cosgrove blogged best so here is his posting on this VERY IMPORTANT project!

Lift Strong

It has now been over 1000 days since my bone marrow and stem cell transplant - a procedure that saved my life. For new readers - I was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in 2004 - underwent chemotherapy and went into remission. Unfortunately I relapsed in early 2006 and had to have a transplant in June of that year.The day you have the transplant is considered day ZERO. The day you are literally reborn from the stem cells and up.Lift Strong is a product that I masterminded with the help of Mike Roussell, to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. With the the help of some great friends in this profession we turned our little project into an 800 page manual (that we produce on CD to keep costs down). Everyone volunteered their time and their information. No one makes any money from this product - it's all going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.The government is currently giving billions of dollars in economic aid to banks that basically messed up - yet cancer research is funded primarily by individual donations - not government help.When you actually stop and think how messed up it is that we have to put up a website to get public donations to help fight cancer treat while the government is bailing out financial institutions left and right it just boggles the mind. I mean, shouldn’t that be one of the first things we as a society are taking care of?Anyway - rant over.I'm a cancer survivor. But the fight hasn't stopped.

All the proceeds from the sale of this product go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.I urge you to support this cause and purchase this CD. Your purchase WILL make a difference.You are reading this today because I am alive after facing cancer twice.If I've ever made you stop and think, laugh, made you mad or taught you something - it's because I'm alive - it's because I beat cancer due to medical research due to donations from people like you funding projects like this.Again - I beat cancer an am alive today because of advanced medical treatment.I am alive today because of advanced medical treatment.Medical treatment discovered by research.Research funded by money.Money sourced from donations.Donations from people just like you.Please help.