Join me in celebrating my FIVE YEAR CANCER-FREE life-saving surgery celebration by donating to an organization that is very important to me – the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization encouraging lawmakers to support policies that lead to the prevention, early detection and treatment of cancer.
On May 1st, 2013, Doctors at Mayo Clinic performed a life-saving surgery... on me.
Since the date was scheduled, I've found so much connection to the date. May Day: the international distress symbol. May Day as Beltane: a day halfway between the spring equinox and the summer solstice when historically, rituals were performed to protect the cattle, crops and people, and to encourage growth. Special bonfires were kindled, and their flames, smoke and ashes were deemed to have protective powers. These gatherings would be accompanied by a feast, and some of the food and drink.
Although I'm 40 this year, May Day in 2013 certainly grew, protected and saved me. And the policy with that American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network - ACS CAN did ahead of that date made it possible for me to get health insurance without having the burden of a pre-existing condition or life-time caps.
So I'm inviting you to join me at the Windbag to celebrate during their Windbag Cares event. A portion of the proceeds from that night will benefits ACS CAN, and to celebrate my May Day I'm asking you to either attend or become a member of ACS CAN. It's just a $10 donation to support the life-saving work they do.
So... will you join me at the party and celebrate this great day by becoming a member to make sure other patients see the days ahead of them? I hope you will.
Contributions or gifts to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network Inc. are not tax deductible.