What Can Be Said When Cancer Kills?

There is so much more  that we need to learn about cancers.  Yes, there are many very active people who provide “Living Proof” of cancer survival.  I am very glad to be one, as is my wife.  Yet we do know, cancer also kills, leaving behind many shattered and broken hearts, mourning the loss of a loved one.

That was my weekend last.  At 40 years old, Karl Nawskon’s Fight Against Cancer ended.  All who knew and loved him are left with the memories of his “Superman” attitude.  If anyone could beat Pancreatic cancer, we were sure it would be Karl, but that was not to be.

This coming weekend is the annual Pan-Mass Challenge ride to raise funds for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and the Jimmy Fund.  Last year the combination of riders and volunteers raised $37 million dollars, and this year our goal is to increase that to $38 million.  Most who volunteer or ride have had cancer come too close.  Many are cancer survivors themselves.  Many ride in memory of a loved one who has succumbed to cancer.  This year I ride in Karl’s memory.  If you can possibly do so, please donate to my ride at this link “Joe Coley’s PMC Ride“.



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