Really, I have been such a slacker about updating the blog.
Since my last post:
- Renegade VW donated a few t-shirts to the show. Thanks Ryan! He's got a ton of merchandise up on his site...www.renegadvw.com
- The postcards came in and were handed out at Volksfest. The Dutch Dubbers were given a handful to hand out, and I need to mail Brian of OCOD a pack of postcards to hand out at Dripfest.
- Lost Dog Photos, which if you remember took pictures last year in the torrential downpour...is coming again to Dub N Rub! This year, they're going to be selling some vinyl creations they've been working on. Jen & Tim are awesome people. You may have seen them at Volksfest...you may have even bought a few of their "offensive stickers". Check out PoOr Man Designs on Facebook!
- Universal Tire has donated some items that are going into the goodie bags.
- The campground has been rented for Saturday into Sunday, and already have 12 sites booked up! It's shaping up to be a great weekend!!
- Jason Diem from 4Ever Kustoms is donating 2 gift certificates for the raffle. Here's a link to his site http://www.4everkustoms.com/
So many things have occurred in the last month that I'm sure I am missing something, but fear not...you'll see it all at the show!!
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Taken directly from the American Cancer Society website (http://www.cancer.org/)
Thanks to people like you, the American Cancer Society has invested more in cancer research over time than any other voluntary public health organization. As the nation’s largest source of private, nonprofit cancer research funds, the American Cancer Society has distributed more than $3.3 billion to researchers since 1946. They take pride in funding promising researchers early in their careers, and our track record is something we share with pride. Of the researchers chosen for Society funding throughout the years, 44 have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. In fact, the Society invests more in breast cancer research than any other tumor site. Your support has allowed the American Cancer Society to be involved in nearly every major breast cancer research breakthrough of the last century, including:
- Funding research into breast-conserving surgery, using lumpectomy plus radiation for treatment
- Establishing mammography as the gold standard to find breast cancer early
- Discovering lifesaving treatments (such as Herceptin) to improve breast cancer survival and drugs (such as Tamoxifen) to reduce the risk of second or first breast cancer
- Discovering genes for inherited breast and colon cancer
- Knowledge that genetics, diet, lack of exercise, and alcohol abuse can increase a person's cancer risk
- Discovering cancer-causing oncogenes and tumor-suppressor genes
While the Society spends more on breast cancer than on any other solid tumor site, many of the research grants we support may have relevance to many kinds of cancers. Currently, breast cancer research projects are underway at institutions across the country, thanks in large part to the funds raised by Making Strides Against Breast Cancer participants. With your continued help, we can fund more critical research projects one of which could result in a breakthrough that would lead to fewer diagnoses and lower the number of deaths from breast cancer each year.