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, September 22, 2012

Our Day Has Come

I’m kinda thrilled and grateful that MD Anderson Cancer Center has selected “just skin cancer” as one of the targeted cancers in its Moon Shots Program. We’ve arrived. The biggest cancer center in the country is showing us a whole lotta love. What’s next, black ribbons on bottled water?

My slightly altered version of Ruby & The Romantics' “Our Day Will Come”…

Our day has come
And we'll have everything.
We'll share the joy
Finding new drugs can bring.

No one can tell me
That I'm too dumb to know (dumb to know)
That funds will grow (funds will grow)
When you fund me.

Our day has come
And we can't wait for trials.
No tears for us -
Think cure and wear a smile.

Our dreams have magic
Because we'll always stray
From harmful rays
Our day has come.
(Our day has come; our day has come.)

Our dreams have magic
Because we'll always stay
With sunscreen way.
Our day has come.
Our day has come.


  1. Facebook messed up just now so I'll comment here. Love this and really love the idea of black ribbons on water bottles! Ya know? That's going to HAPPEN! We'll see black everywhere.