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Editor’s Letter: October 2020

Editor’s Letter: October 2020

If you read our September Editor’s Letter, you might have caught that I was diagnosed with cancer. As a matter of fact, I live with cancer today and not just any old cancer you find on the street. I’m talking about top-grade, end of the line, stage 4 cancer. How am I coping with it? See for yourself.

In The Original Kings Of Comedy film directed by Spike Lee featuring Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer and the late great Bernie Mac, Cedric the Entertainer talks about back in the day when gangs used to fight. There were no weapons or punches being thrown, instead, they would breakdance it out and if you ask me, that’s the best form of warfare for anyone who needs to fight against adversity, unfavourable circumstances and keep their spirits high – despite what is going on around them.

So what do you say? Do you want to put a little pep in your step and go to battle with us against life’s gloom and doom, or will you sit in your woes like you can’t dance in the face of your darkness?

If you choose to join us, you don’t have to dance if you don’t want to, but you can show your support by placing a pink ribbon on some or all of your social media posts for the month of October. That way, the world becomes more aware of the cause and our need to continue to invest in cancer research.

Believe it or not, even after I was diagnosed, I had a big problem with the industry that is “finding a cure” for cancer. Actually, I have a big problem with any ‘project’ that we continue to pour into for years without reaching the ultimate goal, which is to find a cure.

But how can I complain when that same cancer research has produced a medication that kills cancer cells like chemo without harming your good cells. That’s part of the treatment I’m on right now and everything is fine. No symptoms or side effects and my scans have been showing as stable since I began my treatment almost 3 years ago.

So, with all that is going on in the world today, I know it’s challenging to think about more than just keeping yourself and your family safe, but I encourage you to leave a little room in your heart and mind for those who wait (and dance) in the hopes of hearing good news about a cure for cancer one day.

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