Baldies' Blog began originally in the UK by a 26 year old journalist with a blood cancer on a mission to inform the world about bone marrow donation.

He has since died, and I took on the cause of making cancer care more transparent for everybody.

Cancer is a disease that will touch everybody through diagnosis or affiliation: 1 in 2 men will be diagnosed and 1 in 3 woman will hear those words, "You Have Cancer."

I invite you to read how I feel along my journey and
how I am continuing to live a full life alongside my Hodgkin's lymphoma, with me controlling my cancer, not my cancer controlling me.

I hope that "Baldies' Blog" will prepare you to handle whatever life sends you, but especially if it's the message, "You Have Cancer."

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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Help Emma's Eight

Imagine, as a first time parent, rocking your newborn daughter back to sleep after a midnight feeding and seeing something very wrong as you look her in the eye.

As a parent you always want what is best for your child.  The Krzak family would like to share their story of 4 year old Emma (photo attached to this email), who was diagnosed at 5 ½ weeks of age with Retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eye. They do so to build awareness and raise funding for this, and other rare cancers.
One way they are spreading the word is by creating a team, Emma’s Eight, and participating in Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSKCC) Cycle for Survival.

Cycle for Survival will be in Chicago, Emma’s hometown, for the second time on February 5thFounded in 2007, this indoor team cycling fundraiser builds awareness and raises funding for rare cancer research, and has raised over $5.5 million and funded thirteen research studies and clinical trials. Chicago is the hometown to event co-founder David Linn, and the University of Chicago and Northwestern University have both participated in trials funded by Cycle for Survival.

Cycle for Survival will also be in Long Island and New York City on February 12th;  New York City on February 13th.

Please contact me to speak with the Krzak family, or for more on Emma’s story, visit:   

For information on Cycle for Survival, visit

TO DONATE JUST LOOK TO THE RIGHT and click on the picture of beautiful Emma who, thanks to donations like these, survived. 

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