KISS Drummer Peter Criss Wants Fans to Sponsor His Breast Cancer Walk
Mon, 20 Sep 2010 10:25:42
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, and while it is largely a disease that affects women, KISS drummer Peter Criss, 64, was afflicted with the disease three years ago. Rather than be embarrassed by the diagnosis, Criss embraced it and elected to educate the public to the fact that men can get breast cancer, too. Criss is participating in a walkathon for the American Cancer Society next month near his home at the Jersey Shore. He wants fans to sponsor him or join the walk themselves.
Criss, who played the Catman with KISS during their heydays, asks supporters to register through his website, www.petercriss.net.
The October 17 event in Point Pleasant Beach already has raised more than $108,000 for the fight against breast cancer.
"It's not an embarrassing thing - it's a very important, major thing," Criss, who is cancer-free said, according to The Associated Press. "You find something wrong, you have to go to see a doctor immediately. It's not going to go away. I was this rock hero - I had dolls made of me! I never thought I could catch anything. And then there it was."
Will you be supporting Peter Criss in the cancer walk next month? You should!