Wednesday, February 18, 2009

CancerKicker.org - Kicking for a Cause

I had coffee with a new vibrant friend this week. Our conversation challenged me to consider to think whether this cancer-thingy is pressing me to formulate a message and start sharing it. I guess as a cancer patient at age 28, married with two young kiddos in the nest, you get to see the world through a lens that most are saved from...thankfully.  Somewhat related, my beautiful bride has brought up the idea of us using my football background and connections to start raising funds to fuel awareness and research for Multiple Myeloma. 

So we got the domain name CancerKicker.org. Which is very fitting because regardless of what happens, I am certainly going to go down kicking for the benefit of my family, myself and all those who come after. The first idea is getting U of M to sign on to either to a field goal competition at half time or possibly getting alum or corporate sponsors to sign up to donate $XXXX for every field goal made in the Big House. Lloyd Carr is still around and I know the Athletic Director, so maybe it's time to make some phone calls......

Any thoughts from our readers??????

6 comments:

the mccollums... said...

SOunds great, Phil!!! You know Daniel and I are here to support whatever you do...love the site name!

We countine to pray for you and the fam!

With peace,
jamie mc

tiffany said...

i think i have an idea for you, but i don't want to put it out here yet. i will facebook message cassie about it.

Jobi Harrell said...

Putting your faith into action! Way to heed the call, Phil. Let's get this baby to the Rose Bowl...Pasadena would love this.

Phil said...
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Phil said...

Tiffany- You better odds at getting a hold of Obama by sending a message on the neck of a pigeon than getting a hold of cassie through facebook.

Jobi- I may need some directions to Pasadena given the recent state of my beloved Michigan Football program...it may be a decade or so until we find our way back to the promise land of roses. The interesting thing is that I didn't get to kick in the 2004 Rose Bowl my senior year due to an injury, maybe this cancer-thingy is my second chance!

Jamie- You guys rock.

Cassie said...

Tiff, pay no attention to that man behind the curtain. Facebook me, my dear.