Just curious about the program and thoughts of anyone who watched it.....So grateful to 46 Mommas, I thought they so did not get nearly enough recognition.....Also wanted to send thoughts of peace and strength on this day of 9/11 remembrance, my thoughts are with you.
As one of the 46 mommas I am happy with what was accomplished. There was a lot of information that was posted on the screen while we were on stage. I heard from my family that they would have liked to see more pics and less of Lady A. I really would have loved for them to show Amy Bucher's speech. All and All I am happy with what we accomplished. Obviously, we all still have a lot of work to do- nothing has changed but more people are aware!
I am also one of the 46 Mommas. I am ecstatic about what the team accomplished. Our time on the TV screen was short, but that is only part of the equation. The impact that Stand Up to Cancer made on the team and the breadth of our reach was enormous.
Before I go any further, I think it is important to point out that SU2C is their own foundation. The fact that they reached out to St. Baldrick’s and shared their spotlight is AMAZING. SU2C told us what they wanted to do and the team agreed. We knew our time on the screen would be short, but it was worth it. Not only did SU2C feature us, but they put the facts about pediatric cancers on the screen (and they even put a link to St. Baldrick’s). As far as I know, this is unheard of in the world of fundraising. Kudos to SU2C for stepping up and supporting our kids!
What you did not see on the TV screen were the amazing images of each honored child and the each of the Mommas getting shaved. Yes, I wish they showed more of them, but it’s a telethon. People are going to pick up the phone and call in the hopes of reaching Jay Leno vs. seeing a picture of me. This was about raising money and SU2C needed to stay true to their mission.
Being on the show brought a ton of media attention to childhood cancer. I have been to countless St. Baldrick’s event and have never experienced what I did last Tuesday. There were tons of cameras snapping pictures and film crews jockeying for position. The impact of our shave-off was much larger because SU2C was our partner.
Here are a few interesting links to check out:
The show: http://abc.go.com/watch/stand-up-2-cancer/SH5581247/VD5583735/stand...
Here is the segment on Armstrong, Momma Lindsay’s son: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iRcb1LtUJo&feature=related
The article in USA Today: http://www.usatoday.com/yourlife/health/medical/cancer/2010-09-09-b...
Some coverage across the pond in the UK: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1310677/From-bad-...
News of our shave off hit the news across the country and I am extremely proud of the impact we made. Please visit our site www.46mommas.com and click on the media tab to see some of the stories that have aired. (More will be posted in the days to come).
Kelly, you make a great point on the fact the SU2C featured another charity. When I saw stbaldricks.org rolling by on the ticker I was blown away (even more than just seeing you guys!). The awareness this has generated is unprecedented. Further, and just as importantly, SU2C has essentially set the expectation that they WILL fund ped onc research, even more-so than before. Now we ALL just need to continue to advocate for that with them and AACR, the scientific arm that selects the grants. More on that to come....
Kelly and Jenni, please don't get me wrong about the program, It was very informative and you are all right about the information displayed during it. I watched the video of you Ladies as soon as it was posted and I was so touched. I forwarded the link to as many people I could. I have been sending reminders all month about September CCA. I think I was emotional to begin with watching the program and became a little disapointed that more was not mentioned about childhood cancer, but thank you for reminding me of the bigger picture. Being that this was only the 2nd televised event for SUC2 they really have done tremendous work in the short time they have been active. I am thankful to everyone behind last weeks events.
As small as I am, i have become passionate about awareness for my daughter, I think I need to learn how to handle it when other people are not as aware.....How could that be!?!?!.... is what goes through my mind when I mention it!