Okay, I know you probably think that I'm going to say you should be buy him an AriZona Beverage Co. gift certificate or something like that, but, as you said, this is way too momentous an occasion to mess around with something so minor league as that. This calls for a real gift. One that shows him how much you care. The big guns.
While for me personally 10 dollars may be affordable, there have been quite a few people on Facebook who have complained about not having the free cash and feeling upset that raising awareness involved a mandatory donation. So no, I'm not doing the ice bucket challenge. Instead I donated money to help a poor mother food her children. And no, I'm not a party pooper.
Far from "driving up overall health care costs," my at-home treatment keeps me out of the hospital where I would risk infection, lose time and be a far more expensive burden on the health care system. Our lives ARE worth it -- to us, our families and friends, to the health care system and to society at large.