"C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at the University of Michigan has challenged University of Wisconsin’s American Family Children’s Hospital in a competition to see which institution can raise the most money for pediatric cancer research.
The winner will be named before kickoff at the Oct.1 football game between the two schools at Michigan Stadium. A childhood cancer patient from each hospital has been invited onto the field during the trophy presentation.
The Wolverine-Badger challenge kicks off the month-long Block Out Cancer campaign at Mott, designed to increase awareness about the need for pediatric cancer research during September’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
“Regardless of who wins the challenge, the real winners will be the children who benefit from cancer research,” says Valerie Opipari, M.D., a pediatric oncologist and chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital.
“Ultimately, we are both fighting on the same team with the shared goal to end childhood cancer.”
Source: Beata Mostafavi, University of Michigan Health, 9/13/2016
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Our favorite Space Emperor, Zoltan Mesko, has a fundraiser for cancer on EBay. Coffee with Coach Hoke is the reward to the highest bidder. Maybe an MGo member is feeling the need to donate to a good cause, grab a cup of Joe, and report back to us on one to one time spent with the man who makes a lot of points.
Sharing to support Zoltan but more importantly to support cancer patients.
Just saw in the Daily that Phil Brabbs participated in the alumni game today and appears to be in remission. I'm not an oncologist, and I don't play one on TV, but here's what he had to say for those of you that might be: “I’ve been off chemo for a couple months, but the cancer’s 97 percent gone... Possibly this week I might get a clean response, no cancer detectable."
Sounds like good news to me, and that's certainly the tone of the article.
PS I looked and didn't see this but if it is feel free to neg bang away (they don't work anymore, bwahaha)
WTKA is having a bunch of former players in studio and on-air to talk about Vada Murray, Jim Mandich, probably Phil Brabbs, in light of their struggles with serious health issues. 8am till 10am.
Thought it was a real nice article. I've never met Phil, but we've exchanged a few emails/facebook messages and he seems like a hell of a guy. If you haven't already, I encourage you to peruse his blog, Multiple Myeloma for Dummies.
Also, the article notes that Phil's next (and hopefully last) round of chemo is set to be completed December 28th (today). If you think of it, send a quick thought or prayer his way.