“Do you see over yonder, friend Sancho, thirty or forty hulking giants? I intend to do battle with them and slay them.”
— Miguel de Cervantes Saavdra, Don Quixote
Virtually every cancer patient has heard a doctor utter words to the effect: “I am sorry, but you have cancer.” They sting. They change your life. I know. I heard those words in September 2010.
Triumph Funding is a blog intended to help promote The Triumph Fund, http://www.thetriumphfund.org. My family and I organized The Triumph Fund in February 2013 to promote funding for life-saving cancer research – specifically cancer clinical trials – at the Medical College of Wisconsin. We promote clinical trials for several reasons, including:
1) They do not focus on just one form of cancer. One patient might be undergoing a clinical trial for a new breast cancer treatment; while the individual in the chair or bed in the next station may be receiving a treatment for a promising chemo agent for pancreatic cancer; and
2) They bring hope to all cancer patients and their loved ones, especially those suffering from Stage 3 or Stage 4 cancer. There may not be better medicine for a cancer patient’s pysche than to know that there is hope.
The primary purpose of this blog is to raise awareness of cancer clinical trials and the need for financial assistance from the public in supporting them. Public funding is no longer sufficient. Please check back regularly to read our new posts and to see about our annual fundraising event.
Enjoy! Comment if you would like. And, please consider donating to clinical trials. Thank you and be well! Let’s help slay the dragon called cancer!