I know this all to well as I under went chemotherapy personally and have had positive results thus far. I don’t hate many things but I have lost family to cancer and have friends fighting this with loved ones or themselves. If you are reading this and have never had cancer impact your life yet, I hope it stays that way.
So you are probably wondering what sparked this movement? Great question.
Community member Gaberial Chapman aka Bacon_is_King sent a tweet
“Just a year after losing Dad to cancer, Mom’s has now spread from lung to other areas. Too soon for this shit.”
The community reacted and quickly came to our friends side, the Podcasting for Cancer event was organized. I am here to share that with you all and in hopes you all will partake in the event and give a donation or spend time with someone going through the battle with cancer.
After this unfortunate tweet an idea was bounced around the vBlogging community: vExperts and vBloggers will get together with vBrownbag and VMUG folks to put on a series of top-notch podcasts on relevant upcoming technologies that affect the virtualization industry. We would stand up a fundraising site with the proceeds going towards a cancer donation in the Chapman family name.
The response to this idea has been overwhelmingly positive.
I try and support cancer awareness initiatives. I hate cancer. Let’s help a great cause and hopefully this is the 1st of many of these events.