You've seen it before. A celebrity finds a way to get airtime to tell us why we need to spend money and resources to develop a cure for some horrid disease. And it's all very true and convincing that research needs to be done to eradicate some diseases. What's interesting is how the celebrities only make such valiant efforts after the disease afflicts them personally, (or at least somebody very close to them). It's understandable and perhaps a part of human nature, but don't they have any shame? Why wasn't it just as important to cure before they got it? It's admirable that they are helping thousands of others, but weren't those people just as valuable before? I won't single out any celebrities or diseases in particular. (I didn't even include an obligatory picture of a celebrity). But they should at least acknowledge what's behind their call to action. I would respect them much more if they did so. At least some celebrities take action on worldly causes without any prompting, but then, they probably don't have a deadly disease.