How Can You Help?

I really appreciate how many of you have asked me how you can help!  Your willingness to help is amazing and goes to show how much positive energy there is in our world.  I can’t do this without you!  There are 4 ways that you can help:

1) Subscribe to this blog (enter your email address on the right hand side of this page – be sure to click the link in the confirmation email that you will receive) and stay informed about what’s going on before, during, and after my journey.

2) Share this blog with everyone you know.  The more people we connect thru this page the more good we can do.  Please ‘like’, ‘retweet’, or any other method of spreading the word.  Word of mouth is still best way to spread the word, so please talk about my journey, this website, and, if you’re comfortable, whatever your cancer connection is — start replacing the negative cancer connections in your life with new, positive ones!

3) ENGAGE!  Engage yourself on this blog, on Facebook, or Twitter, or thru any other avenue – share your story, leave a comment, suggest a place for me to go, let me know if you know someone where I’m going that I should meet.  Build connections with the other people on this site.  I want to focus on the positive connections that we all share and we can all work together to reduce the negative connections created by cancer.

4) If you’re able to do so, please donate to the American Cancer Society by clicking on the ‘Donate’ button on the right side of this page.

Thru conversation, positive connections, and monetary donations we can make a difference in the fight against cancer!  I’ve learned to not limit myself or to underestimate what’s possible.  By using the power of social media the next 29 days can be the beginning of a movement!  Please join me today!

One Response to How Can You Help?

  1. Pauline says:

    Hi Drew,

    Its been very fun to read about your adventures on your website and FB in spreading awareness and positivity across America. I read your story online and just thought what a cool thing you are doing! I live in Dallas the closest destination will be Austin. You have a POC if you happen to hop over to Dallas! Austin is a great city full of life and diversity. While you are there you should try stand up paddling on the lake. Never tried it myself but sounds fun.

    So here’s my story. I lost my dad to colon cancer in 2006. We found out in the fall of 2005, it was already stage IV. I have never known anyone to have cancer til my dad. Needless to say it was very hard for my sisters, mom and I to accept that he was sick and dying. He passed away after 6 month battle. We chose not accept his fate til the end which was very hard. I am not sure you can never prepare for death. I was glad that he was not suffering anymore but learning to live without him was a huge ordeal.

    One positive thing that came from my dad’s death is expressing feelings and emotions as a family which we kept hidden for so many years. The angry, frustration, etc all came out. The face of death forces you to realize that you may not have the opportunity to say the things you need to say as that opportunity can be taken away from you.

    At times I get a sense of sadness knowing that I can’t experience all the special moments with my dad, but I know that my dad is with me ever step of the way. I am sure your mom is watching you too! And I am sure she would be so proud of you!

    While I am sure you are touched by all those that you come across, I am sure those who meet you probably feel the same way about you too! Happy and safe adventures!!

    Kind Regards,
    Pauline

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