Sunday, September 24, 2006

Another fantastic weekend

Yesterday was certainly a day to remember. From the gathering in the Haggen parking lot at 9:00am to the incredible Elton John concert (3 hours opening act...he played my favorite - "tiny dancer") the day was perfect. Thank you to all the people who made it possible. Thanks Angie and Erin for trading your tickets with Bob and Dy so we could sit together. We stayed in a suite in Seattle with Bob and Dy (our friends from Spokane) after the concert. It was nice to spend a fun little weekend with them (especially after an encouraging doctor's visit).

Amy has been trying to share the flier with you that was handed out yesterday and it also seems to be their tool for lung cancer awareness. Let's see if I can give you a replicated version.

My friend has lung cancer but she refuses to quit smoking...

Because she never started.

Did you know?
  • Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the US
  • The under-funding of lung cancer research has kept its survival rate almost as low as it was in 1971.
  • Lung cancer will kill more people this year than:
Breast Cancer
Prostate Cancer
Colon Cancer
Liver Cancer
Kidney Cancer
Melanoma .......... combined
  • Lung cancer will kill 3 times as many men as prostate cancer this year.
  • Lung cancer will kill nearly twice as many women as breast cancer this year.

Total research spending per death & the 5 year survival rate
Breast Cancer - $23,474 - 88%
Prostate Cancer - $14,369 - 99%
Colon Cancer - $5,216 - 63%
Lung Cancer - $1,829 - 15%

No more excuses. No more lung cancer.

For further information go to :

Ok, now it's me again. Everytime I read the words in this flier, I'm shocked. I am thrilled that as a nation we got on board with research for breast & prostate cancer and clearly those funds have made a difference in the patient's survival. Now it's time we did the same thing for all cancers. Dream Big and Breathe Deep!

Love you more than a pumpkin farmer loves Halloween.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Slice..

It was a good weekend, and better yet, it was a GREAT Friday after the news of your appointment...I sat home with belly flops all day long, and as I said many times this weekend, Everytime someone mentions your name, I get chills??? What's up with that?? Poor Morgan!! She just couldn't stand me saying that one more time!!!!:) See what you do to me!! It must be all love my girl.

Anyway, I thought that the body pump was most awesome. I loved the fliers that we put on the cars, Great job Amy!! and it was so cool seeing Erin and Janeen doing the body pump!!

I am so glad that you and Hubby had a good time at the concert!! I am sure that he was singing just for you!! :)

Ok, I will be seeing you soon... Love you like a sunny day!! Peace out, Pegster