Wednesday, 13 July 2011
What I wish I knew about Cancer - the book
Hey get me I'm famous (well sort of!)
A friend of mine, Charlotte, put me in touch with the very lovely Marty Wilson. Marty is an author, speaker, stand-up comic and all round lovely chap from Oz. He had already produced several other 'What I wish I knew' books but when he was approached by Gary Bertwistle, an author, a dad, a cyclist and co-founder of Tour de Cure (a cancer charity formed out of a passion for cycling and a keenness to kick cancer's ass), 'What I wish I knew about Cancer' was born.
'Every 29 seconds, someone in the world is diagnosed with cancer, and in an instant they have to come to terms with a whole new future'.
Tour de Cure is an Australian charity and they have raised millions of dollars towards finding a cure for cancer, and all the royalties for this book will go toward ' curing this indiscriminate, stubborn and, let's face it, bloody obnoxious disease'.
Within it's pages you'll find ordinary people telling their stories of THE BIG 'C'. How they've coped, how it's affected their families, how much it's hurt and how they're moving on. It's a poignant, funny, sad and thought-provoking read.
The photograph of me when I was 20(ish) is hilarious. All 80's big hair, earrings and brooke shields bushy eyebrows........)
I urge you to go and purchase this wonderful little book and let's all stick two fingers up to this horrible disease!
go buy it !
Thank you Marty and Gary for my little spotlight of fame,
it was lovely to be part of this wonderful story xx
WHAT I WISH I KNEW ABOUT CANCER