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Everyone has been affected by cancer in one way or another. Whether you have personally been diagnosed with cancer or have a close friend or loved one that has, we’d love to hear your story. Sharing your story helps in two ways: 1.) It let’s others know that they’re not alone as they take on this disease; and 2.) It helps inspire our participants to raise even more money for life-saving cancer research!

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Lindsay G.Lindsay G. June 10, 2013
In February of 2011 my life was changed forever. Single mother to a 2 1/2 year old little girl (at the time) I was diagnosed with Stage III Hodgkin's Lymphoma. My only option was to stand firm and face the faceless monster that was trying to kill me. So for six months I took round after round of chemotherapy and at the same time I received a new perspective. Cancer can only take from us what we allow. All we have to do is fight! Cancer doesn't play fair so why should we? As of October 6, 2013 I will be in remission for two years. So cancer took six months from me, but I've made up for that for continuing to believe a difference can be made for our future generations, especially that of my daughters. My experience with cancer does not lie primarily with me, but with family members as well. It has taken and spared the lives of loved ones. It's a silent monster with a terrible mean streak, but I think we are smarter and larger if we all keep our goals and focus on the same page.
JasonJason June 4, 2013
A year ago tomorrow (June 5th) I lost an amazing woman in my like to cancer. Sophia was a college friend and died at 23 years old. She was absolutely gorgeous, a joy to be around and musically talented.

When I last saw her she had battled through round after round of chemo, and was told she only had months to live. Her friends gathered together for a BBQ and talked about the old times. We laughed. We cried. It was the most surreal experience of my life.

Not a day passes that I don't think about her or talk to her. She's certainly still with me in someway. If I can help someone out just a little bit that's in the same position Sophia was, I know I'm doing it right.
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Tim MaxwellTim Maxwell from Buffalo, NY April 11, 2013
In a way, my parents serve as a testimonial to both the tremendous progress that's been made in cancer treatment and the work that still needs to be done. My dad was diagnosed with leukemia in 2000, and it was his diagnosis that led me to start The Dude Hates Cancer campaign in 2006. Shortly after his diagnosis, he was given a round of medicine -- the product of over four decades' worth of research sponsored by LLS -- and his cancer was knocked into remission where it's remained ever since. Had he been diagnosed with his disease just 10 or 15 years earlier, there's a good chance he wouldn't be with us today.

However, where his disease has proven treatable, there are so many others afflicted with cancer that aren't nearly so lucky. Last September, my mom lost her life to multiple myeloma. It's her name that appears in blue at the top of this page. She wasn't diagnosed until 2006, but just six years later she's no longer with us. It's a tragic reminder that much more work needs to be done.

The day my mom passed away, I vowed never to rest until cancer is nothing; completely brushed into oblivion. After all, this disease effectively robbed me and my family of several decades' worth of memories with this wonderful woman (who was just 62 when she passed)...the least I can do is show cancer the same treatment.

That's why I hope you'll support the efforts of The Dude Hates Cancer. We're raising money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, who in turn is funding ground-breaking research like this: http://vimeo.com/54668275

Your support could be the difference in the drive to cure cancer. And while you're here, please share your story about your experiences with cancer. It's helpful and, perhaps, therapeutic for those who've witnessed firsthand the damage cancer can do to read other eyewitness accounts. More importantly, though, your stories will serve to inspire the participants of TDHC in their efforts to raise more money and awareness for this cause.

Thanks for visiting...we hope to see you at a TDHC campaign soon!