Written for Mediaplanet’s Living with Cancer campaign.
Published in the Toronto Star on November 27, 2015.
Acting may be his profession, but comedian Brad Garrett says his “calling” is bettering cancer and end-of-life care — issues that are close to his heart.
“I lost my best friend — we were literally like brothers — and I lost my father and my biological brother, all within a three year period, to cancer,” says Garrett, best known for his role as Ray Romano’s brother on Everybody Loves Raymond.
According to the Canadian Cancer Society, cancer is the nation’s leading cause of death. Nearly half of all Canadians will develop cancer in their lifetime and a quarter will die from the disease.