Tuesday, April 5, 2011


WASHINGTON, DC - There is a big convention coming soon to DC, and the attendees (the ones I talk to, anyway) are fired up. They are bloggers, the vast majority are survivors and they are all on fire. They have put an aggressive deadline on cancer.

Yes, you read that right. They have given a final notice to an actual disease. Changing tactics on discussions with fundraisers, researchers and even the government about policy decisions. It’s an amazing, aggressive stance. And it’s fantastic.

Pushing for a deadline might seem ridiculous, but I would like to leave you with this thought: Back in 1943, a sense of urgency was put to committee in something called the Manhattan Project. It’s end mission was terrifying, shocking, unbelievable. But it worked. How much passion can we muster to find a way to save lives?

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