Just like everything else in EMS (and the other services as well), we make jokes and laugh when it comes to things that are really serious.
Those of you who read my post about Veteran’s Day know I lost my father to cancer almost 2 years ago. It wasn’t prostate cancer, or testicular cancer. It doesn’t matter – it was cancer that killed my father before I was ready for him to leave my world.
There’s nothing I or anyone else can do to bring my father back, but each of you reading this right now can make a difference in someone else’s world. If you’re a guy over 30, you can make a difference in your world. Donate money to fund research to cure cancer. Get yourself checked. Give another son or daughter more time with their father. Give a wife more time with her husband. It doesn’t really matter who’s page you chose to make a donation from. It doesn’t matter to me who wins the prizes (although it would be nice.)
JUST DO IT. Please.
The prizes are nice, I’ll admit. But they’re not important.
Raising money for research is what’s important.
Dragging your father/husband/significant other male partner to the doctor to get checked is what’s important.
Raising awareness is what’s important.
So please, click a link and send some green.
I’m begging you.