October 25, 2011 is International Tumors Suck Day

Tuesday, October 16, 2012
By, masskickers

San Diego, CA On October 25, 2011 an energetic group of tumor/cancer “thrivers” gathered at Seau’s the Restaurant in Mission Valley San Diego to celebrate life and encourage others to battle an intimidating tumor/cancer diagnosis with a little swagger!  Breast cancer, brain tumor, lymphoma survivors gathered together along with their loved ones to celebrate life and gather support in batling these horrible diseases.  mAss Kickers Foundation, a new nonprofit in San Diego, CA strives to provide support and motion for ALL newly diagnosed tumor/cancer patients and their loved ones.  mAss Kickers Foundation founder, Eric Galvez states, “Our strategy is to focus on raising awareness (the TUMORS SUCK! CAMPAIGN) and using that attention to support tumor/cancer relelated research (USE THE K.U.R.E. CAMPAIGN.) Before I was diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumor I was treating patients as a physical therapist and was interested in the research component of rehabilitation.  My interest in research has shifted to oncology rehabilitation for obvious reasons.”

Fellow brain tumor survivor, Matt Cotcher from Austin, Texas has joined forces with Galvez to create a unique, attention getting awareness campaign in the month of October called “Rock Da Hawk in Hawktober“. Hawktober is month where men, women, and children can show support for brain tumor patients by styling their hair in a mohawk or faux-hawk.  People have been rocking hawks from New England to California to show support for brain tumor patients.  A mohawk is a perfect way to gather support in preparation for an epic battle for your your life. TUMORS SUCK! is a unique approach to survivorship that will stimulate people to become proactive in their personal physical and emotional rehabiltation when dealing with an intimidating diagnosis.

Check out the video from the event in San Diego!

  • Sercan

    12411e35464I feel good that I do not giveaway atihnyng. However, I think swearing is really underrated. It used to be a simple comment to say if you swear you lack the vocabulary to really express yourself but I disagree with that. I think swear words are truly appropriate (not around kids under 12) and especially if you have the rare gift of stringing together 3-4 in a row to really convey your anger or annoyance with someone or something. I agree whining is bad but being difficult and angry should not fall into that category or at least you should get a few bonus points if you admit you are difficult from the get go.For me the biggest sin is pandering. I hate pandering in any form. FB is for pandering. It is wanting people to say Happy Birthday or Cheer Up or I’m Praying For You to one of 300 of your closest friends that is the worst thing in the world. I hate when people pander in their blogs to get the most comments or traffic. I like to hope people write to write. Whether they inspire or offend if they are honest then congrats to them. 172

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