My only beef with the show was the colon cancer segment. Colon cancer was the one cancer that they had a cartoon family on for? Really? Are we as Americans that uncomfortable with our poop that we have to have a cartoon talk to us about it? That is disappointing. Brad Garrett was able to get a prostate exam live on TV (do you really think it was an actual exam?) yet they couldn't show any of Charles Barkey's colonoscopy. They chose only to show Homer Simpson's. I realize the show needed some comic relief, but the joke of colon cancer is getting old. You'd never see anyone make a joke about breast cancer.
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Saturday morning thoughts
So did anyone watch Stand up To Cancer last night? Thoughts? Overall I thought it was pretty good, even if they did try and pull on your heart strings to get you to donate. I wish they would have told you how much money they raised. Hopefully they are able to make a difference in cancer research. The show did, however, encouraged me to get involved in research studies. At first I never thought much about it, but if it is able to make a difference down the road, why not? If there is anyway I can help to save a child from being diagnosed with this then why the hell not? The Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah is currently doing a study and they need blood samples of people who are positive for the FAP gene. No better time to start.