About Dan

Dan Duffy has been working in film, television, and radio for almost 20 years. Graduating from the Foundation Film program at the Vancouver Film School in 2000, he has been making documentaries, commercials, and short films since for companies big and small around the world. Prior to this, Dan spent five years as an assistant producer, sports director, production manager, and on-air talent for the nationally syndicated “Steve and DC Radio Show.” He has won numerous awards in his career, including a Telly Award Winner, a seven-time Telly Award Finalist Winner, and an AIR (Achievement in Radio) award, with two other nominations. In 2003, Dan was diagnosed with stage three testicular cancer. Through massive amounts of chemotherapy and multiple surgeries, Dan was declared cancer free seven months after his diagnosis.
18 11, 2014

When You Realize It’s Worth It…

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:03+00:00 November 18th, 2014|Blog|1 Comment

So this past Sunday, November 16, the Half Fund (in conjunction with Get U Moving Fitness) held its second annual Movember 5K.  The first year, we were beyond blessed with 72 degree weather.  This year… …it snowed. We learned quickly that this type of thing tends to dampen the attendance at a 5K.  And it [...]

31 10, 2014

If You Could Choose How to Die, Would You?

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:03+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

Do you know Brittany Maynard? You should. She is the woman whose story has gone viral, especially in the right-to-die community of which, admittedly, I am not a member. I had only heard of this woman from headlines. I did not know much about her story... only that she was sick and that she was [...]

30 09, 2014

Say I Can’t Do Something?  Suck It.

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:03+00:00 September 30th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

So I was grilling two of the loveliest pork tenderloins you've ever laid eyes on last night when I saw a gentleman walking around our soon-to-be new neighbor's soon-to-be house.  I caught a glimpse of him over our fence line, but didn't think much of it.  When he waved me over, I knew that my [...]

14 09, 2014

Chain Reaction

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:03+00:00 September 14th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

I was a not-nice person in high school.  My friends may have thought I was, but I really wasn't.  As a late bloomer, and a geeky late bloomer at that, I had tremendous resentment for those who seemed to have it all together.  And anyone who thought I had it all together believed my lies.  [...]

28 08, 2014

How the Irish Save the World

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:04+00:00 August 28th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

There are few things that remind me that I had cancer like my yearly balltrasound, and it's exactly what it sounds like: one part testicle, one part warm jelly, and add a dash of ultrasound. Wand. Repeat. I'm heading for mine a half hour after I finish writing this blog. It's a mixed emotion for [...]

24 07, 2014

Got Cancer? Build an Army.

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:04+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

"There is someone you have to meet." Those were the words of my friend, Jeremy, and normally when I hear those words, they rank about as high as the words, "Can you help me move?" Or, "Smell this." Jeremy, however, is one of those rare birds who seems to have a knack for knowing what [...]

10 07, 2014

Just What Do You Owe Your Doctor?

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:04+00:00 July 10th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

So the last time I wrote a blog, it was a simple little list of things that I would have done differently through my own battle with cancer. Leave it to the kids at Stupid Cancer to take that list and turn it on its ear. Next thing you know, literally hundreds and hundreds of people talked about [...]

30 05, 2014

A Few Things I Would Have Done Differently When I Had Cancer

By | 2017-05-24T01:38:04+00:00 May 30th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments

They say that hindsight is 20/20. They mean that once you look back at something, you can finally see it clearly. They... are liar holes. It has been twelve years since I battled cancer, and when I look back at the whole sordid affair, I still have questions that I have not been able to [...]