Lance Mackey won this year's Iditarod. He is a 37 year old thoat cancer survivor. Sports Illustrated has an article about the race.
This morning I was watching the Today Show and saw Matt Lauer interview Pennsylvania Senator(R) Arlen Specter about his new book Never Give In: Battling Cancer in the Senate. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and continued working in the Senate during his treatment in 2005. One thing that Senator Specter spoke about was the reaction people had to seeing him bald. He said people had "That look" in their eyes which made him feel like they were wondering when he was going to die. I can remember many looks like that. Always being the advocate I thought to myself - I wonder what his voting record on cancer research funding has been ? I might have to check that.