It’s my month, y’all! It’s Kidney Cancer Awareness month!
As you all know, I am a stage 4 kidney cancer patient. (you can read about it here, here and here. ) I also donate a chunk of my royalties to kidney cancer research, specifically to the Kidney Cancer Research Alliance. They’re one of the only groups funding novel research into life-extending treatments and cures for this shit show of a disease.
Kidney cancer has no symptoms.
There is no early screening test. No blood test, no nothing.
By the time you have symptoms, it’s stage 4.
Younger and younger people are getting it every year and no one knows why. It used to be a disease of age. Now, people in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are getting it. (I suspect forever chemicals such as C8 have something to do with it.)
At stage 4, it’s a death sentence– few treatments, no cure.
If it weren’t for cutting edge research and sheer luck, I would have been dead in 2018.
Support cancer research. It CAN happen to you.
Every dollar you donate helps every single patient from today until the end of civilization. I’m alive today because people donated ten years ago. Pay it forward!
Thanks to you guys, and family and friends, my family and fans have been able to raise and donate about $4500 to the Kidney Cancer Research Alliance. Unfortunately, cancer research funding and donations have taken a nosedive during the pandemic. Understandable, however, that means labs have lost funding, research is halted, promising developments are not pursued.
I know times are tough right now, but if you have even a single dollar to spare, it will make a difference to patients like me and forever into the future!