Wednesday, September 03, 2008

15 Minutes of Fame

Since I have finished treatment for stage-4 cancer, I have had several opportunities to raise awareness of the issues that patients under treatment for cancer face. I spoke at the opening of the new Melanoma Clinic at M.D. Anderson, as well as to the M.D. Anderson Advance Team, and the Donor Dinner. In November, I will also speak to the M.D. Anderson Board of Visitors.

Last week, I was given another opportunity to tell my story of diagnosis, treatment, and survival. This Friday, September 5, my story will be featured on ABC World News as part of their “Person of the Week” ( series. A film crew spent most of last Friday evening interviewing me and filming me around my apartment and with Jake.

The show will be on your local ABC affiliate (ABC13 in Houston) at 6:30 Eastern, 5:30 Central, 6:30 Pacific. Check your local listings to confirm.

Those of you that know my story will probably not hear or see anything new, given that I blogged my experience extensively. However, it should be interesting to watch anyway!

After the news, please watch the Stand Up 2 Cancer show. It will be broadcast on all the major networks, hosted by Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Charlie Gibson, and will feature talent including Jennifer Aniston, James Taylor, Scarlett Johansson, Meryl Streep, David Cook, Christina Applegate, Lance Armstrong, Jack Black, Kirsten Dunst, Charles Barkley, America Ferrera, Halle Berry, Hilary Swank, Forrest Whitaker, Jimmy Fallon, Keanu Reeves. Go here ( for more information.

Enjoy the show!

Death to Cancer
Cancer is Dead

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Jason!
I'm definitely going to watch tonight. Your story is amazing...hopefully it will inspire and give hope to others.

Maybe someday we'll all end up in Houston again for New Year's and party like the old days! You guys just better keep away from my camera after I've gone to bed! ;-)

Hope all is well!