Never Ever Capitalize “cancer”

Four-Square Clobbers Cancer

NeverCapitalizeRichard Plotkin, a retired lawyer, read a book carryme-coverwritten by Annette Leslie’s, then 17 year-old son, Carson. He was drawn to Carson’s book because he is also Vice Chairman of Max Cure, a foundation named after his grandson Max who is a cancer survivor. Richard liked the little  book wrapped in a plain brown cover so much that he bought thirty copies and passed them out to friends.   My daughter Beth Anne was a recipient of Richard’s generosity. She read it and when I joined in her fight against childhood cancer, she gave me the book to read. We both thought it was an excellent book and one that would benefit anyone dealing in childhood cancer. Ever since reading the book, I have always had the most difficult time writing the word, “cancer.” In his book, Carson said we should never, ever capitalize the word because it was not worthy and…

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