Help a child beat cancer…one dollar at a time

I Chose…Live is part of MLC Charities, Inc., a 501c-3 Non-Profit Organization. This website has one mission: raising funds for the Aflac Children’s Cancer Hospital so we can defeat childhood cancer.

100% of the net proceeds from events and purchases through this website benefit the Aflac Children’s Cancer Hospital in Atlanta.

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In I Chose…Live, Mike Coy recounts his battle with cancer, raises awareness for cancer prevention and early detection, discusses modern advances in cancer treatment and research and reminds the reader to keep smiling no matter how many curveballs come their way.

Mike beat cancer in 2013 and continues the fight for others through raising awareness, a variety of fundraising opportunities and speaking engagements.

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There are many different types of cancer.

Breast Cancer. Lung Cancer. Colon Cancer. Prostate Cancer. Leukemia. Lymphoma. Just to name a few.

All of them are devastating. All of them possibly deadly.

In my case, it was throat cancer. An HPV Basil tumor on the base of my tongue. If I had waited two more months before treatment, the tumor would have grown across my windpipe and I would be dead today. I am now a 4-Year cancer survivor and a living example why you need to go get checked. Period.

My name is Mike Coy. Before my father passed away, he said; “Make a Difference Son”. That’s what I strive to do each and every single day of my life! It is now my mission to raise awareness for cancer prevention, the need for early detection, and to raise funds for cancer research. I have created MLC Charities, Inc., a 501(c)3 non-profit organization specifically for this purpose. I am raising funds for The Aflac Children’s Cancer Hospital in Atlanta, GA. I want to help our doctors and researchers find a cure for juvenile cancer in my lifetime.

I hope that I can encourage others to take their health seriously and to get checked before it’s too late. Especially men! With men, the two most prominent types of cancer are Colon and Prostate. The two simplest cancers to treat IF caught in time. However, statistics prove men don’t go to the doctor and don’t get checked. That’s why our death rate is 58% higher than women’s. When we finally make it to the doctor, we are usually in Stage 4. There are so many things we can do to improve our chances. Just ask me, I know!

Life is About Choices. I Chose … Live

You have a choice in your cancer journey. “Either get busy living…or get busy dying”. A quote from the movie Shawshank Redemption that got me out of my “feeling sorry for myself” state of mind. I Chose … Live. I assure you, for someone that was never sick a day in his life, this “wake-up” call has changed my life.

I hope you value your life and the people in it enough to get checked regularly and remain healthy. Stop to embrace this opportunity we call life. Remember to thank the loved ones who get you through the tough times. Enjoy the good times. Remember that, even if you have cancer, cancer doesn’t have you. And, when life throws you a curve­ball, my prayer is that you’ll knock it out of the park and proudly proclaim, “I Chose … Live.”

I invite you to learn more about my journey with cancer and to help raise funds for cancer research. When you purchase any of the items below, a portion of all profits are donated to the Aflac Children’s Cancer Hospital.

Mike Coy, keynote speaker, is raising funds for cancer research

Inspirational Books and Merchandise

In my new book, A Random Act of Kindness, a young man sees something he knows is not right, steps in, and makes a difference to someone he does not know and has never met before. That simple random act of kindness did make a difference. Mark Twain once said, “The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” In this book I’ve tried to show that difference and why it really is true. Help me help “my kids” with cancer by purchasing the items available on this website. A portion of all proceeds go directly to the Aflac Children’s Cancer Hospital.

Fundraising Events

Join us on May 6, 2018, for a special evening of entertainment as Mike Sings Elvis!  Mike Coy, with special guest singer Rebeca Dodero, will be singing all of the hits of the “King of Rock and Roll” at the ACL310 Theater in downtown Austin. 100% of all proceeds go directly to the Aflac Children’s Cancer Hospital. Free parking is provided. Come on out and have some fun with us!

Group Presentations

I have been a professional speaker on Selling, Business Solutions, and Healthcare topics for 40+ years and enjoy speaking to groups of all sizes as a keynote speaker, including corporate events, cancer support groups, and church congregations. Customizing my message for your audience, I provide an entertaining presentation that is inspirational and uplifting. A portion of all proceeds go directly to the Aflac Children’s Cancer Hospital.