Yahoo! Stands Up To Cancer – And Pledges $100,000 With Your Help
"It's probably nothing..." That's a phrase I heard about 10,000 times around April 2009. I had a lump on my neck that certainly wasn't getting any smaller. It freaked me out, so naturally I showed anyone who would stand still long enough to play along.
"It's probably nothing..." they'd say. I wasn't so sure. So I went to the doctor to make sure.
It wasn't nothing. It was something. That something was Stage 3 Hodgkins Lymphoma. Cancer.
29 years old. New Job. Travel at a whim. Happy iPhone-toting Geek. Cancer.
I was scared. What did it mean? Was I going to die? Would the iPhone soon have a front facing camera? These are all things a 29 year old happy-go-lucky Geek would think.
I didn't die. I had to fight, though. And boy, did I fight.
First things first, create a website where people could blame my cancer for anything that bothered them by sending tweets using the hashtag #BlameDrewsCancer. Check! Second, try to find someone to match $1 for every person who blamed my cancer. Drew Carey? Sure, why not? Check!
It's been a crazy year and a half. A scary one, an enlightening one, and one that I not only survived and fought back on, but I won. We all did.
Now what? We raised a bunch of awareness, showing that ANYONE can get Cancer at ANY TIME. Not just grandma, not just smokers, ANYONE. Now we just need more cool organizations like LIVESTRONG, which helped me tremendously during my battle and fundraising, to continue the battle. Oh, and another Drew Carey. Check!
Stand Up To Cancer and Yahoo! have teamed up to do something awesome. With ONE Facebook like of their omg! page they will donate ONE dollar to help Stand Up To Cancer fund cancer research. Up to $100k. Easy, huh?
Do it. Let's show Cancer who's boss.
Drew’s is just one story – one story with a big impact. But it seems that everyone has been touched by cancer in one way or another. 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their lifetime. We want to help change those statistics.
Today, Friday, September 10th your favorite celebs will join forces to raise funds for Stand Up To Cancer. We’re broadcasting the show in a live stream on omg!, starting at 4:30PM Pacific- Watch the live stream.
To help further support this great cause, Yahoo! has pledged $1 for every “like” to the omg! Facebook page up to $100,000.
You can help too. “Like” the omg! Facebook page, and share the link with your family and friends on Facebook, Twitter, and the other ways you like to share. By doing so not only will you get the latest updates on celebs from the #1 celeb site, you’ll also help fight this deadly disease.