Stand Up To Cancer was inspirational and fun on Friday although I admit I sweat off all the bad food I ate during my vacation while on the red carpet. I met a little boy named Justin, 9 years old, who has been fighting cancer most of his life. If you watched the telethon you will have seen him punching his cancer punching bag and doing his best to lead a normal life. On the red carpet he was hot and he really wanted to hit the green room because, “There is air conditioning and food in there!”
Red carpets are what they are unfortunately. Unless you are Ryan Seacrest or Billy Bush you simply aren’t going to get the big wigs to give you an interview. So I didn’t have a chance to speak with Julia Roberts or Gwyneth Paltrow, but I did talk to some greats like Sean Parker, Dana Delaney and the always beautiful and lovely Jennie Garth.
The show itself was wonderful and my favorite part was of course Jeremy Renner, even though he had to share the stage with Robert Pattinson, who chose to dress like a Little Rascal. Whatever. But hearing the story of the woman with melanoma brought tears to my eyes. I hope she gets to meet Dave Matthews. Maybe she’ll be able to take a hot air balloon ride with him, that would take two items off her bucket list and absolutely an unforgettable experience.
So what did I take away from SU2C besides a severely sunburned hairline? Well, an appreciation for life, that’s for sure. I looked into the eyes of many parents who have lost their children to cancer. Parents who know they’ll probably be losing their children and can only do so much to stop it. I’ll continue to donate to the cause and be there to support Stand Up to Cancer in any way I can. I’ll post pictures later!