Introduction

The "Hotel Melanoma" moniker is a metaphor for living with my particular brand of cancer. Except for those lucky few of us deemed "cured", all we cancer survivors are guests of one of the many, many branded hotels in the "Hotel Carcinoma" chain. We can check out any time we like, but we can never leave. Meanwhile, let's be livin' it up; and please support cancer education, prevention, and treatment research.



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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Melanoma Monday 2015



Despite the past efforts of a few misguided souls to get us to dress like giant Cheetos on Melanoma Monday, most of the melanoma community embraces our true awareness color, BLACK. (I’ve taken to wearing black boxer briefs every day of the year, but I’m guessing you really didn’t want to know that and I most assuredly won’t be posting any selfies to document my dedication to black.) Please stand together with your chic and well-informed melahomies on Melanoma Monday, May 4, and “Paint it Black”.

Every awareness event needs an anthem, and I couldn’t think of one more fitting for a united Melanoma Monday 2015 than Ben E. King’s “Stand by Me”…



When sun fright has come
And the scan is stark
And the moon is the only light I'll see
No, I won't be afraid
Oh, I won't be afraid
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand, stand by me
Stand by me

If sun fry, that I took chance on
Makes frontal assault
And this old man should crumble to Black C
I won't cry, I won't cry
No, I won't shed a tear
Just as long as you stand, stand by me

And darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me
Stand by me

So darling, darling
Stand by me, oh stand by me
Oh stand now, stand by me, stand by me
Whenever you're in trouble won't you stand by me
Oh stand by me, oh won't you stand now, stand
Stand by me
Stand by me

2 comments:

  1. Great job! Flash back to 2013 and your smash hit "I Don Black with Mole Buddies." http://letsgivethanks.blogspot.com/2013/04/melanoma-black-monday-may-6th-2013.html

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