Of all the terrible afflictions in our time, the word cancer lurks at the heart of our deepest primal fears, so we try not to think about it. Instead, our better selves gravitate toward many other worthy causes, things that move us, but few of which make us afraid for ourselves.
And so it is that I didn’t choose cancer, cancer chose me.
It chooses you too, whether you are among the hundred thousand of us already diagnosed or among the millions who love us. Not everyone gets the chance to help themselves, and in so doing, help a million and more who live in the community affected by neuroendocrine cancers.
You have that opportunity. You know that this is a little known cancer; hence, resources to cure it are scarce. In just a short period of time, the Foundation has recently funded significant breakthroughs by working with brilliant researchers who are more driven to make a difference than to make a headline.
All we need now is the financial support of our own community to make the difference. If not us, who?
B.A., University of Maryland