Epistles of Thomas

April 14, 2010

April is Daffodil Month for the Canadian Cancer Society

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As some of you know this is Daffodil month during which the Canadian Cancer Society promotes itself by volunteers selling daffodil pins to raise funds and awareness.

In addition, I would like to make mention of a way that everyone can help cancer research on a daily basis. You can contribute your computer’s processing power to cancer research through distributed computing. I am a member of the World Community Grid which currently has two cancer projects underway. One is called Help Fight Childhood Cancer and the other is Help Conquer Cancer. You just install a small piece of software on your computer and then it processes away in the background while you go about your business. If you have a modern computer with 3Gb or more of RAM you probably will not even notice it’s there unless you do very processor intensive tasks on a regular basis. It will use a little more electricity but only about $10 per year.

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