February 4th was World Cancer Day. Chevrolet and the American Cancer Society came together for a great campaign. If you go to the Chevrolet website here, you can turn your Facebook or Twitter photo purple, a sign of survival. Every person that turns their profile photo purple, Chevrolet donates $1.00, up to 1 million, to the American Cancer Society. I am a cancer survivor more than once myself, and what caught my eye is below.
Help Make Everyday a Celebration
Here is how it works. They offer a way to donate money directly to the American Cancer Society. You can do that here. These specific funds will go directly to helping the patients with travel costs, places to stay during treatment, rides to and from treatment, and someone to talk to. If you can donate funds do so.
What Grabbed My Attention
Many people are not able to donate funds and have no idea how they can help. With the economy, unemployment rate and lack of US jobs, I fully understand this. Well, remember what I said up there about patients needing rides to and from treatment? You can donate your time and give a patient a ride, and from personal experience, this means a lot more than you will ever know. Simply give up a dinner, movie or a tv show and donate a few hours a week instead, that is all. Give people a chance to get the treatment they need. You have the ability to help save a life. Can you imagine the depth in that? How much time you give is totally up to you.
How do you donate your time? You can call 800-277-2345 or you can visit the American Cancer Society website for THE ROAD TO RECOVERY. Enter your zip code and help save a life.
More from The Road to Recovery Program:
Every day thousands of cancer patients need a ride to treatment, but some may not have a way to get there.
The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery program provides transportation to and from treatment for people who have cancer who do not have a ride or are unable to drive themselves. Volunteer drivers donate their time and the use of their cars so that patients can receive the life-saving treatments they need.
The American Cancer Society has a vast volunteer network in which individuals can make a difference in the fight against cancer. Volunteers can help with the Road to Recovery program by serving as volunteer drivers or coordinators.
Chevrolet Purple Roads:
American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Program:
Turn your Twitter and Facebook profile photo purple for Chevrolet to donate $1.00:
Donate the gift of money to the American Cancer Society:
What is not to love about GeForce as a PC Gamer? We love it all, right?
But wait! There is more! Last year I took the leap into something very impressive and new called the NVIDIA GeForce Experience. In a nutshell "GeForce Experience automatically keeps your drivers up to date and your games optimized". It is connected to my Steam account where most of my PC games are purchased from. However, it automatically detected all games installed on my Laptop and PC and set each one (that is on their specific list) for optimization. The supported gaming optimization list is growing daily. When you jump from game to game as I do, you have to take time to tweak the game graphics and so much more before you can even begin the play. This program does that for you, and it keeps your drivers, including 3D, up to date. As a person who owns 100s of PC games, this is as good as it gets!
In a recent update I downloaded today, it offered a Beta program to broadcast live to Twitch, where I have had an account for many years. I find this exciting because let's face it, live streaming can be a pain unless you are on a console gaming, in which case they make simplistic RCA cable hook-ups for HD recording and streaming. I know, I have these easy cables. PC is a whole different ball game though, especially if you want your face in the corner of your live streaming game or recording. I will say this, they have made it much easier over the last 10-12 years, but still, not an easy task.
The one year anniversary of the release just passed in January and it was officially released in May. I have been using it since that time and the updates are phenomenal. They are not backing down one bit. 'For these PC newcomers, and for existing players, configuring PC games was a daunting task due to acronym-laced settings menus filled with dozens of options, and undocumented detail levels. With a single click, GeForce Experience solved this age-old problem, automatically configuring games to give players the perfect balance between performance and image quality, based on their specific system specifications.' DAUNTING.
This is a true game changer that everyone has been waiting for.
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GeForce Press Conference 2013 Part 1
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