Jun 16, 2012 - 1:57 pm
I don't know about you all, but I've hit a brick wall when trying to secure speaking engagements regarding anal cancer. Even the local Cancer Society is hesitant to allow me to speak and I feel it's because it's not a 'popular' cancer such as breast or cervical. Although I gained created community awareness when interviewed by local television for the local ACS's 'Relay for Life,' overall support for anal cancer is minimal.
A thought: In addition to increasing awareness on local levels, let's try to bring it to the mass audiences. More bang for the buck? And I feel we can do this by joining in on a e-mailing campaign, say, to the Dr. Oz show. It's certainly a start. And if enough of us reach out, we just may be heard.
Join me this week in bombarding the show with short and sweet e-mails letting them know the quick stats regarding anal cancer and how we think a segment in his show would raise needed awareness of this 'taboo' cancer that is increasing each year.
We can be that grass roots movement!