It will soon be February. It will soon be my birthday month. But instead of presents, I am asking for something else. Friends, readers, and fellow bloggers, I am asking for you to support something near and dear to my heart.
You’ll notice on the right hand side, is a new widget – SocialVibe. SocialVibe donates to charities, using an effective and measurable form of brand marketing. It allows for different brands and causes to connect with consumers, and all for a good cause.
For my birthday, for the awesome month of February, and just because it is an awesome organization, I urge you to support my cause of choice, Stand Up To Cancer. All you need to do is click the widget to help me support Stand Up To Cancer. It’s that simple.
Many of you know that I am a cancer survivor, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that I would want to support their organization.
Stand Up To Cancer : Website
Help change the face of cancer research. Stand Up To Cancer is an initiative created to accelerate groundbreaking cancer research that will get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives. SU2C’s goal is to bring together the best and the brightest in the cancer community, encouraging collaboration instead of competition.
Translational Research. We are at an unprecedented crossroads in cancer research. With scientists on the verge of unlocking the secrets of this devastating disease, now is the time to translate cancer research from the lab to the clinic, leading to real advances in patient care and cancer prevention.
Collaboration. Stand Up To Cancer aims to break down barriers that can impede progress in traditional cancer research by directly funding the best and brightest investigators from leading institutions, across the country and internationally, to work in collaborative, multi-disciplinary research teams.
Science. “Dream Teams” of cancer researchers are already hard at work because of Stand Up To Cancer’s support. A portion of our funds also go to innovative, high-risk, high-reward cancer research being done by individual investigators and their lab teams. This work, which is often not supported by conventional funding sources, has the potential to dramatically improve the lives of cancer patients.