THE CRANKY OLD MAN
Random thoughts and stuff from a cranky old man. Humor (maybe)and satire, mostly stuff from a confused head.
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Monday, May 7, 2012
HELP END PANCREATIC CANCER
CUT-A-THON FOR A CURE
HELP END PANCREATIC CANCER
Sunday June 3 is the date of the fifth annual Cut-a-thon for a cure for Pancreatic Cancer held at the Hair Shop in Parlin New Jersey.What, you haven’t heard of it?In my wife’s family it is huge.My wife Karen and her siblings Maryann, Donna, and John (kinda sounds like the Dion song) lost both of their parents to Pancreatic Cancer.
This is an insidious disease. Someone once mentioned that when you go to a walk-for-a-cure event for Breast Cancer you see hundreds of tee-shirts that say “Survivor.”That is a wonderful thing.When you go to a walk-for-a-cure event for Pancreatic Cancer all the tee-shirts say “In Memory Of.”
Maryann runs a hair salon and started the Cut-a-thon five years ago.Maryann, the hair stylists at her shop and John’s wife Claudine all contribute their time and skill for one day cutting hair.The proceeds from all these cuts go to the Lustengarten Fund for a cure to this horrible disease.
Maryann’s husband Mike works his butt off planning and setting up the event.Donna and Karen help organize the event and do whatever odd jobs are needed.John, along with various tasks during the event, deals with his three sisters during planning meetings.This is a very difficult task indeed.
Family friend Sharon C. handles publicity, soliciting donations and anything else she is asked to do.
There are five cousins who all chip in to make the Cut-a-thon a success. Along with helping at the event, Nicole takes notes at the family meetings. Lenny, a professional actor and dancer, entertains the children. Casey face paints at the event, Peter does whatever he is told, and Carli bakes cookies and sells them with lemonade.
The entire family works hard and contributes whatever skills they have toward making this event a success.The only one who does almost nothing for this event is me, the Cranky Old Man.
This post will be my contribution.
Last year several friends responded to my post and contributed:
Fast Freddy and Jazzy Janet J.
Scott and Helene Z.
Tom and Barbara A.
Chris and Mary Stewart H. Thanks guys!!If I missed anyone thank you also.
Donations this year can be made at the site listed here: