Cancer is a word needing no explanation. The very connotation of the word sparks fear. Cancer has no positives, it is painful and debilitating in so many ways. I wish the word were never created in any form of language. Well, it’s here and it’s not going away, even though we spend literally billions ($5.21 billion 2016 Appropriations Act for the National Cancer Institute at NIH) http://www.cancer.gov/about-nci/budget in the search for “the cure”.
I would like to invite you to support my Connecticut Challenge cycling ride on July 30, 2016. I will be riding a 100 miles (a century ride) in one day. (http://bike.ctchallenge.org/the-ride/route-maps-videos/). Please visit my CTChallenge page at http://www.2016ctchallenge.org/MarkCarey and make your donation.
In September 2010, I lost my father Joseph Carey to cancer at age 81. He was vibrant and full of life and practiced labor and employment law for more than fifty-five years. I ride in his memory.
I am also riding in the memory of my father-in-law Stewart Monchik, who died of cancer in 1983 at the age of 44, way before I got a chance to meet him. http://www.nytimes.com/1983/01/06/obituaries/stewart-m-monchik.html.
I have often thought about things I could do in the honor of Dad and Stewart and for cancer research and survivorship. The CT Challenge is now my outlet to give back and in some way make a difference in the lives of survivors. Please consider donating to this worthy cause. Thank you.