Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma in the news

I just saw these two stories covering Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma support by those stationed in Iraq.

First found this one: Running for our lives in Iraq
http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=news/news_show.php&id=34088

Capt. Christopher Etheridge of the 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion mentions running to raise support and awareness of ACC in the "Who's Your Hero" run in honor of Andrea Whitesell O'Connell, who passed away in 2007 of ACC. The Live Like Andi Foundation sponsors these runs to raise money for research and scholarships: http://livelikeandi.org

The second one is a video showing (possibly a different?) "Who's Your Hero" run at Victory Base Complex in Baghdad, Iraq: http://www.dvidshub.net/?script=video/video_show.php&id=59575
The video includes interviews of soldiers running in the event.

I am glad that the soldiers based over there have found this sanity-building outlet for themselves. My husband was in a foxhole and tents during 1990-1991 over there in the Gulf War, and mentioned in letters how frustrating it could be at times. It got pretty un-frustrating fast for him and his fellow soldiers, but his unit wasn't stationed over there for years, not like the current soldiers experience.

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