The (not so) Shameless Beg


I knew there was something special about the theater for me something beyond the regular reality, something that I could get into and transcend and become something other than myself.

– Raúl Juliá

Puerto Rican-American actor Raúl Juliá was born on this day in 1940 (died 1994). Juliá was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 1991.  He continued to work, but his colleagues noted a rapid weight loss.  He died in 1994 from complications following a stroke.

I wrote a few weeks ago that Cancer Sux.

I’m one of the very lucky ones.  I’m in my 25th year of post-cancer surgery survival.

That’s why I’m once again walking (not running, don’t judge) in the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K on Saturday, March 28th, and in the process, I’m raising money for the Massey Cancer Center.

Well, I’m trying to anyway.

Chances are if you’re reading this, you’ve known someone who has lost the battle to cancer.

Personally, I’ve known far, far, too many, and my screen gets a little blurry as I think about them.

I can’t eliminate cancer.  But I’d like to think that by raising money for research and treatment, I can give it a good, swift, kick in the ass.

Will you join me?

Raise your foot, or better yet raise your finger to click on this link.

I have a modest goal of raising $100.  That’s not much.  I’d love it to be a lot more.

Every dollar helps.

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about myself and my projects.  This time it’s not about me.

Don’t worry, it will be again soon enough.


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