#TOTW from 08-03-16 ‘Woman shares photo of dimples on breast to raise awareness of cancer symptoms’

G’day Folks!

How are we all? As a follow-up to last week’s blog about how *NOT* to use social media, I thought it would be good this week to highlight a story about how *TO* use #SoMe and so my #TOTW this week is:

“Some people think breast cancer is just a lump, but in fact that is not true, it can present itself in other ways” Woman shares photo of dimples on breast to raise awareness of cancer symptoms via

For all the criticism that social media comes in for, it does have many positive uses. Those people that choose to share information about their private lives in such a way as this i.e. for the benefit of others should be praised and applauded, not derided. Like any media in life, whatever form it takes, if used appropriately it can be done so for the greater good. Unfortunately the doctor I mentioned in last week’s #TOTW chose to use social media for negative and mean-spirited purposes. This story shows that when used positively it can also save lives…literally.

Thanks for reading! Please share this with your friends and family. It only has to be seen by one person and you never know how much good it might do!

#SoMe rocks!

Ben

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#TOTW from 21-02-16 ‘Abraxane’

Cioa!

Have you heard of Abraxane before? Chances are you haven’t – unless that is you have been diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. A friend and former colleague of mine has just had such news and so this week I wanted to give more people the opportunity with my #TOTW to look at this petition on keeping the life-extending drug available to those who need it:

Please read & sign this petition: MUST be put back on CDF list to improve survival of

Please click on the link, read the petition and sign it if you feel able to.

Thank you.

Ben

 

#TOTW from 04-02-16 ‘#ADayToUnite’

Ciao!

OK, so i’m a couple of days later than usual due to putting out January’s #TOTM at the weekend, but I didn’t want to miss the opportunity to get this message out again, so for last week’s #TOTW I give you:

Today is World Cancer Day. Join us for a , donate and help beat cancer sooner:

Now it seems to me – and i’m sure i’m not the only one – that there is an awareness day for something or other pretty much everyday of the week! That’s because there are so many worthwhile causes out there that need our support. OK, so you can’t support all of them, but pretty much all of us will be affected by cancer in some way or another at some point in our lives. There is some phenomenal research going on each and every day to try and find a cure for cancer, or should I say cures for the many different types of cancer. That is why I chose to start making a regular donation to Cancer Research UK. I know there are many great charities out there working to find cures and to look after those affected by cancer. I chose this one. If you could afford to make either a one-off or a more regular donation then that would be amazing. However, if you aren’t able to give money, then you can help just as much by spreading the word for the amazing work that this and the many other cancer charities do, day in, day out.

Like it says in one of the short videos from the link above – “WE CAN ALL DO SOMETHING ABOUT CANCER!

It’s not just about the one day a charity or cause chooses to promote awareness, it’s about supporting that cause regularly – in whatever way you can.

Thanks for listening…well, reading!

Ben