Hey! I know that girl! That’s what some of you may be saying if you watch the Stand Up To Cancer Telethon this Friday night 8-9 PM EST on basically every channel your television airs (ABC, CBS, NBC). I’ll be manning the red carpet as one of the 5 official SU2C Bloggers interviewing all the stars and then sitting in the audience during the show. The telethon will feature talent such as Tim McGraw, Jeremy Renner, Gwyneth Paltrow, ColdPlay and many more. There is always that chance the camera could land on the lucky group of bloggers so please keep your eyes peeled. I’ll be wearing the shirt pictured to the left!
But that’s not actually what is important. The important thing is raising money to help fight cancer. A few years ago I had an amazing friend named Andy. If you search for Andy Swan on either of my blogs you’ll learn so much about a man, a father, about 34 years old, who never smoked a cigarette a day in his life but somehow got struck down with lung cancer. He lived nearly a year from the day he was diagnosed with the cruel disease. He left behind a preschool age son. It wasn’t fair. Cancer never is.
I Stand Up for Andy Swan. Who do you Stand Up for? If you Tweet, go ahead and Tweet with the Hashtag #IStandUpFor and tell us exactly who it is you are standing up for. A celebrity might just Retweet you. If you are anything like me, you’ll screen shot that Tweet and keep it forever.
I simply ask that this Friday night you tune in to one of the networks listed above and watch the Stand Up To Cancer Telethon and at some point you pick up the phone and make the call. Even the smallest amount can make a huge difference. Television, Movie, Music and Sports greats will be on hand to take phone pledges the entire time, so who knows who you might get to speak with!
Thank you so much for your help.