Of all the charity events out there, the Underwear Affair is now the closest to me personally, because it is, as Gillian notes:
...a run/walk to raise funds and awareness for cancers of the unmentionable areas: cervical, prostate, ovarian, testicular, colon, and other words I don’t say much on this blog despite having my mind in the gutter most of the time.
Kidding aside, I hear stories now and again of people who had some problem down there but were too embarrassed to go see a doctor, and how, in a way, they died of this embarrassment. So maybe it’s better to take the stigma out of talking about down there so that people will feel comfortable in seeking treatment for their problems and telling others about it.
Also, talking about butts is fun, everyone should try it. Especially in front of their mothers. At dinner.
She tells me that something like half of the funds she raised last year came from people who know me and my butt cancer woes. I find that pretty amazing, but maybe we can do even better this time? Go to her donation page and chip in.
The run itself is July 12, which is two days before I plan to start my next round of chemotherapy.
Labels: cancer, chemotherapy, exercise, friends, science