I Understand more than most people the need for any kind of fund raising for Cancer Awareness and the development for the cure. Being a Survivor of Acute Lymphatic Leukimia (ALL) myself, without the help of Leukimia Society Of America, and other Non-profit Agencies, my family would have never survived the struggle I had a a child.
I do, however, want to bring up the fact that due to lack of funding, these societies do have to make tough decisions to discontinue help once they are sure things will be okay with the person. The problem is, even after the treatments are over, that puts them at EVEN MORE of a risk for the cancer to return. I wish that I could find help with going for checkups since being "cured" (quoted because even though you are concidered cured, it is never completely gone). Alot of people, the greatest struggle with Cancer is not the treatments, and the punishment done to their body during those treatments, it is life AFTER treatments. Most people find the world alot harder, because they have endured so much, they are tired, wore out, aged. I personally tell people, I am a 50 year old trapped in a body that appears to be 28, (my current real age). It's like putting a salad in a Microwave, the lettuce ages exponetially quicker. The biggest struggle I have found is not too many people realise just how hard it is for a Cancer surviver to do the things that everyone takes for granted every day.
Hope this does help raise awareness, and encorages people to proactively help with the research and development for the cure. There are little things people can do to help, that do not require any money at all. I can't remember the names of these, but you can donate your Idle computer process to the development and research for the cure. I ask that before you do, research to make sure the society is legit, because (even though I hate it) there are fraudulent ones out there.