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F*ck Cancer

Most, if not all of us have been touched by cancer. I have. My friend and fraternal brother Steve Sternberg lost his mother last year to pancreatic cancer.

Now you and I have something we can do about it. My chapter of the Alpha Epsilon Pi Fraternity holds a philanthropy ever other year to raise money for The American Cancer Society called Rock-a-thon.

For 63 hours straight, a member of the house will rock in a rocking chair on a stage in downtown Columbia MO. This year, in honor of his mother, Steve will be rocking, which is the highest honor my house can bestow.

All proceeds from ROCK-A-THON 2005 go the mid-Missouri chapter of the American Cancer Society, and this year specifically for Pancreatic Cancer Research, which kills a quarter of those diagnosed with it inside of a year. Rock-a-thon is the largest non-corporate donor to the ACS and the largest single fraternal philanthropy in the country. In 2003, we raised 33,000 dollars in 3 days.
For more information on how you can help,
visit
www.rockathon2005.org

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just so everyone knows - we raised 37,316 dollars in 63 hours. You can still donate online through the end of April,
www.rockathon2005.org

It sucks & it’s all due to poor nutrition!

[quote]BRUCELEEWANNABE wrote:
It sucks & it’s all due to poor nutrition![/quote]

forgot your meds again, didn’t you…

[quote]BRUCELEEWANNABE wrote:
It sucks & it’s all due to poor nutrition![/quote]

Having been touched by cancer personally, and having lost several family members to it, I can truly say that was an ignorant statement.

[quote]briangoldstein wrote:
just so everyone knows - we raised 37,316 dollars in 63 hours. You can still donate online through the end of April,
www.rockathon2005.org[/quote]

Kickass.

Congrats on raising that much, very impressive. The best man at my wedding lost his mom to pancreatic cancer, and I’ve had numerous friends and family die from other forms of it. I’m destined to deal with it myself (red hair, fair skin, long history of sunburns…go figure) so its a fight I’m interested in.

Again, great job on raising that much.