Headline credits for this post: Bruce Springsteen’s Land of Hope and Dreams Well, Big Wheels Roll in Fields Where Sunlight Streams … This past weekend I rode in the Levi’s GranFondo cycling event in Windsor CA with my great friends David Schneider, Gary Hollingshead, and Kurt Romstad – along with my brothers-in-law, Dan DaDalt andContinue reading “Meet Me in a Land of Hope and Dreams – April 2022”
Author Archives: Mark Crafts
10 Lessons I’ve Learned On Cancer Mountain … And “Orange Power” Needed For Ukraine
Hi friends, In good conscience I can’t give you an update on my steady cancer care here in California before first acknowledging what’s happening to the cancer community under attack in Europe. As I’m treated here with every advantage one can have, thousands of Ukrainian cancer patients have lost everything they depend on; their homes,Continue reading “10 Lessons I’ve Learned On Cancer Mountain … And “Orange Power” Needed For Ukraine”
World Cancer Day ’22 … Grateful For All My 1556 Days On The Nasty Hill!
Okay, weird headline, I know. But remember it really beats the alternative! I’m alive today because of amazing support, medical experts, and cancer breakthroughs. And there’s no better time than #WorldCancerDay to shout that from hilltops. So here we go.My case is an example of what’s possible with breakthrough treatment and excellent care. We shareContinue reading “World Cancer Day ’22 … Grateful For All My 1556 Days On The Nasty Hill!”
Happy New Year ’22! Good Tunes Always Help Us Keep Rollin’
Hi everyone, Happy New Year! This is a really fun update and a great way to kick-off the year. My dear friend, Tim Schafbuch of Petaluma’s KPCA 103.3FM community radio station, invited me on his show, Rockpile, this week. We talked about how music has helped me along my trail on cancer mountain and weContinue reading “Happy New Year ’22! Good Tunes Always Help Us Keep Rollin’”
Goodbye 2021! … Plus Some Great News Heading Into The New Year
Hi friends, I couldn’t be happier to share this latest update. We are so ready to say goodbye to 2021 and this holiday season has been extra, extra special for us. Last week, my UCSF doctors confirmed some great news. After 3 chair-sit chemo infusions and 336 chemo-on-the-go pills, between October and mid-December, it appearsContinue reading “Goodbye 2021! … Plus Some Great News Heading Into The New Year”
Week #217 – My Message To The Newly Diagnosed, There’s Always Hope
Hey friends, This past week, a co-worker reached out for help. I could immediately sense their feelings of overwhelming despair, panic and fear. They’d just gotten word of their cancer diagnosis. My own experience – 217 weeks ago – with those very first hours and days on cancer mountain came right back to me. IContinue reading “Week #217 – My Message To The Newly Diagnosed, There’s Always Hope”
HOPE and Bears Spotted On Cancer Mountain, Heading Your Way!
Hey friends, I won’t bury the headline. Team Crafty’s campsite up on cancer mountain was overrun by hundreds and hundreds of little magical bears on Thursday night. I’m sorry to report they got into our new Keep Rollin’! Gear and quickly dispatched one of our newest products for a different purpose. Sorry to those ofContinue reading “HOPE and Bears Spotted On Cancer Mountain, Heading Your Way!”
It’s Time To Light Up Cancer Mountain!
Team Crafty’s Keep Rollin’! Gear for Cancer Fighters and Cancer Research is Here.See the new GEAR page on our site, a holiday fund drive for Conquer Cancer Foundation. Hey friends, Let’s light up #cancer mountain for the holidays with a blast of brilliant Conquer Cancer ‘orange power’ and that incredible Team Crafty positive mojo you send toContinue reading “It’s Time To Light Up Cancer Mountain!”
Happy Thanksgiving ’21 … Three Ways You Can Help The Cancer Fighters Close To You
Hey now, we know it was yesterday. But, Thanksgiving isn’t just one day a year for us. If you know our story, you know that Team Crafty is thankful for every day! As we embark on our own Year 5 on cancer mountain, we’d like to share some of the incredible positive mojo you’ve givenContinue reading “Happy Thanksgiving ’21 … Three Ways You Can Help The Cancer Fighters Close To You”
Keep Rollin!’ Gear Is Here = Helpful Gifts For The Cancer Fighters Close To You
Hey Friends, Just in time for the holidays! Our new Keep Rollin’! gear is now available. >> Have a look and order here. Each selection makes a great gift and the collection is based on our own lessons learned, thinking about what might help make someone else’s path a little easier. All proceeds will goContinue reading “Keep Rollin!’ Gear Is Here = Helpful Gifts For The Cancer Fighters Close To You”