“Researchers in Sweden isolated a virus that successfully attacked cancer in mice. Then, because of a lack of funding, the virus was put in a freezer before it could go to human trials. Now, a team in London is crowdfunding an effort to get the treatment ready for testing and make a potentially world-changing scientific breakthrough. If you have a million dollars and change laying around, the team will name the virus after you — but even a $25 contribution will make you a part of medical history.”
I think this is quite a big deal. Cancer is a big deal. In a way, it’s the disease of this century. It’s something undeniable. You can’t close your eyes and pretend that it doesn’t affect you. I know some people like to do just this. They watch the news, they see all the tragedy and pain, and then they turn around and say that this can never happen to them.
But cancer is a real threat. And you don’t have to suffer from cancer to be affected. I’m sure many of you have lost friends or relatives because of this disease.
And if there’s a chance to get rid of this disease once and forever, I say, “hell yeah, let’s do this.”
You can find the campaign here. You won’t receive bracelets and stuff for your money. Of course you can donate $1,618,000 and they’ll name the virus after you.
But I think that you shouldn’t be giving away money for bracelets or other perks. You should give money away because you want to change something, because you believe wholeheartedly that this disease deserves to be defeated.
There are 38 more days left. So far forty thousand dollars have been raised.
Many of you might think that such a worthy cause will surely raise the money. Many of you won’t feel the need to give $25 of your hard earned money just because someone else will do it for you. But what if everyone else feels the same?
You might feel that your contribution, whether is just a simple mention on your blog or a share or a tweet, isn’t going to change a thing. But it does. Every little step matters.
I believe we all want to change the world. Now we can change it together.