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thought it would be interesting to see why people fold, if its out of wanting to do it, or if there is a reason behind it

i'll start off,
When i was 11 years old my great grandmother ended up in hospital as she was starting to get very sick. I went to visit her as i walked in i asked her how she was feeling, and she couldnt even remember who i was (alzheimer's) it struck me very hard as back then it felt like she was the only person i could rely on, i wanted to say so much to her but it was difficult, just before we left i said that i loved her.
That night she passed away and felt so upset for the things i didnt get to say.
I found about folding only this year and thought it was a great cause to help out so one day we can beat these so other dont have to suffer as bad for what ever cause it might be. Because its not just the person with cancer alzheimers ect who suffers its family and friends too.
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Multiple threads
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-you-fold.html
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-you-fold.html
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...-you-fold.html
Though they are old, it's a common topic.
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The main reason I started folding was due to the fact that my entire family has been affected by cancer. I have now lost to cancer my two aunts on my mother's side, my cousin, my grandfather, and most recently, my mother. All of this was within the span of 5-6 years, with my mother's passing in October 2010. I finally got around to building a dedicated folder in her honor.

Cancer is truly the worst thing anyone can get these days. It can come so suddenly, without any indication, and it can either drag on for years, or sweep the victim up before you had a chance to pray. I feel it is vital for us as a race to do as much as we can to research and study this menace.

That is why I fold.
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@mbudden yea i seen some of those but thought to make a new thread maybe others will see these and might jump onboard (folding)

@demented first of all sorry for your loses yea it can be hard but every day is a step closer to a cure for such a dreadful disease

on another note congrats to every1 who won in the Chimp challenge we done a great job with our 100+mill points and to other teams too!
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There is a thread for this; bump that one instead of making new ones please:
http://www.overclock.net/overclock-n...al-i-fold.html
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