Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Peter Tork will end his Hope On Project on April 30th

Peter Tork - musician extraordinaire, first of the Monkees, and now of the Shoe Suede Blues - and fellow Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma fighter, will be ending his Facebook page "Hope On Project" at the end of this month. Here is the message from his publicist posted at the site:
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It's time to say farewell to this wonderful page!

Attention all Peter Pals,

Peter does not wish to continue the Hope On Project at this time, as he is concentrating on other things. So, with that being said, this page will be taken down effective Friday, April 30, 2010.

THANK YOU ALL for helping us to raise awareness and funds for research for rare cancer. We did lots of other wonderful works in Peter's name, too! It's a such a blessing that he has beaten cancer, and we are prayerful that he has a happy and healthy future.

With love,

Dianne

P.S. We will continue the "Rays of Hope" Blanket Project through Elaine's "Blanket The World with Love" fan page.

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Blanket-The-World-With-Love/186034570869?ref=ts
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Boy, the comments from some of the fans of this project are brutal - ripping him for laying down the project once his initial cancer treatment was over. One said, "this site was better last year" [when he was going through treatment and follow-up]. Yep, some readers don't want to hear that cancer patients go back to their lives and livelihood, me thinks. Here's a protein drink raised to you, Mr. Tork, and to all the funds you raised for ACC research - I wish you many years in the future of making money for other causes, including yourself, and raising a ruckus that has NOTHING at all to do with cancer-related topics.

1 comment:

Dee said...

My initial reaction is that he bailed on something that gave a lot of people support - and gave them a voice - so I can see why they have this sense of betrayal.

However, I just wanted to note how gracious you are for the visibility he created for the disease, even if it was short-lived. It's a good lesson to focus on the positive . . . thank you for the reminder! : )

 
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