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If You Could Choose How to Die, Would You?

Dan Duffy | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Do you know Brittany Maynard? You should. She is the woman whose story has gone viral, especially in the right-to-die community of which, admittedly, I am not a member.

Say I Can't Do Something? Suck It.

Dan Duffy | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Dan Duffy

Imagine someone, anyone, telling you that. Imagine hearing, "You're 50, you shouldn't be skydiving." Or, "You're too old to garden." Or, "You need wheelchair assistance... your days of traveling are over."

Chain Reaction

Dan Duffy | Posted 11.10.2014 | Impact
Dan Duffy

In the end, many things eventually fade away, both good and bad. When the good fades away, the vacuum is consumed by hate. When the bad fades away, it is consumed by love. I have not given up on love.

What My Friendly Neighborhood Drug Dealer Taught Me About Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

What I learned that morning while walking to school in Vancouver was that I was completely guilty of making someone feel my own greatest fear.

When $#*! Really Gets Real With Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

We had passed our jump run. I took it as a sign from God, and so while making the turn around, I asked Him a question: "What am I so afraid of?"

Three Unlikely Places Where Hope Conquered All

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

For the first time in my adult life, I truly had a fairy tale existence. But like all classic fairy tales, there had to be a villain. The villain was a faceless rogue who seemed to take great delight in slowly extinguishing any thoughts of happiness I had.

The One Song Every Cancer Patient Should Imbibe

Dan Duffy | Posted 05.05.2014 | Impact
Dan Duffy

When we started The Half Fund, our goal was to lift the veil on cancer. We always feel that knowledge is power, and information is a pretty good equal...

Be the Glow

Dan Duffy | Posted 04.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

We all know people like this couple; maybe not people who are tenderly in love for 60 years, but we know people that we are inexplicably drawn to. They are the ones who make us laugh, make us think, tell us the truth, pick us up, and hold our hand. They are the ones who "glow."

Cancer Is Relative

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Let me introduce you to the idiot that was me 11 years ago. I actually said, "Man, that's nothing compared to what I have coming to me." I still cringe when I think of those words today, because when you are going through cancer, the last thing that will ever help you is comparing your situation to others.

How Cancer Saved My Life

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

So while I curse cancer with every fiber of my being, this is the one and only time that I will ever say, "Thank you, cancer. Thank you for motivating me to get off my couch to kick your rectum sideways. 'Preciate you."

Cancer Sucks. Buy a Helmet.

Dan Duffy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

About three weeks ago, I had the unique honor to help an amazing group of adults and kids alike in their quest to put a smile on the face of a young girl they loved dearly.

Cancer Makes Strange Bedfellows

Dan Duffy | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Dan Duffy

I've come to realize over the past few years that real opportunities are few and far between. No matter what the situation, they all require one simple thing: you need to see them when they come.

The Hindsight of Cancer

Dan Duffy | Posted 08.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

As a survivor, I owe it to humanity to share everything I can to take any shred of power away from cancer. And yes, it's taken me a little while to find my voice, to find my vulnerability and to squash it, and to be free and able and willing and happy to talk about my own path.

The Accidental Philanthropist

Dan Duffy | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

Regardless of how successful your philanthropic effort is, take heart in the fact that you had the desire to change the world, and we are all better for it.

Beating the Cancer Bully

Dan Duffy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Dan Duffy

I made my cancer personal. To me, my cancer was my bully. Before I started treatment, it beat me senseless on a daily basis.

Things to Never Do When Someone Tells You They Have Cancer

Hillary St. Pierre | Posted 01.13.2012 | Healthy Living
Hillary St. Pierre

The first time someone uttered the words, "You still have hope" in response to my cancer, I almost slapped them.

American Cancer Society Volunteers Pledge Over 50,000 Volunteer Hours

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the American Cancer Society is encouraging Americans across the country to pledge volunteer hours they plan...