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ugasickem
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365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year

after his father-in-law came down with cancer. His father-in-law has since passed, but I thought I'd share this idea with the outdoor board because I thought it was pretty cool. He has pledged to summit a mountain 365 times this year to help the fight against cancer, 1 for every calendar day. He's got some cool pics and videos on his blog site about it, y'all check it out.

Here is his blog

There is a link to the American Cancer society on his blog, in case you feel moved to donate.


El Josey Wales
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
That's pretty cool.


oleyeller
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
financially how does he do this


El Josey Wales
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
That was my question as well.


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ugasickem
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
It's not a different mountain he hikes every day for the most part. He lives close to Kennesaw Mountain, so he pretty much hikes that during the week everyday.


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LSUCouyon
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
My sis in law is fighting cancer as I type. We are going to take her in when she can't take care of herself. Your buddy has a great thing going. I have no mountain to climb but I can walk around the lake.I will donate thru his site.


ugasickem
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
Sorry to hear that. Cancer Sucks. Everyone I know has been effected by it somehow or someway. Will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.


oleyeller
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
thats cool as hell! and an awesome cause, had several close friends and family lost and/or still fighting this piece of shite disease. i just read it as he was doing a different mtn every day and was wondering how he worked to provide for his family and how he could afford to travel daily! Just me reading it wrong!


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El Josey Wales
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
I've got cancer too. Just about everybody else here knows but you are new here and may not.


ugasickem
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
I did not know. Stay strong. It can be beat! My thoughts and prayers are with you as well.


El Josey Wales
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
I'm 2 weeks post radiation and chemo for tongue cancer. (35 yr old Non tobacco user). I go for my first post treatment pet scan in a couple weeks and see how all that torture worked.
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Langston
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
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first post treatment pet scan


Thats a big moment. I do PET scans and its nerve racking waiting to see if it's gone or not. Wierd they are doing you 4 wks post radiation. Usually wait 6 weeks after. Will continue praying for you bro.

ETA: Did radiation mess up your saliva glands?
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Gaston
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
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He has pledged to ________________ to help the fight against cancer


I'll never understand these things. The meditation about his FIL is a nice gesture for sure though.


Langston
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
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I'll never understand these things. The meditation about his FIL is a nice gesture for sure though.


Me either, guess its a personal want to do something and the feeling your helping in your own way. Im all for helping and usually just insist on my services for something.


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El Josey Wales
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
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ETA: Did radiation mess up your saliva glands?


Yes indeed!


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El Josey Wales
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
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Thats a big moment. I do PET scans and its nerve racking waiting to see if it's gone or not. Wierd they are doing you 4 wks post radiation. Usually wait 6 weeks after


I'm going for first follow up appt following radiation on friday and they are going to discuss the pet scan. I thought they told me it would be about 4 weeks after radiation. I could be wrong. I'm just glad radiation is over.


Langston
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re: 365 Summits for Cancer. My buddy started this idea this year
Hate that about the saliva glands. The worse long term complaint I hear and I couldnt imagine how irritating it would be.

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I'm just glad radiation is over

Thats it man. Nothing wrong with 4 weeks really especially in an area that heals as fast as the tongue I bet. Hope your done with it


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