Monday, September 14, 2009

IN MEMORY OF PATRICK SWAYZE TRIBUTE 1952 - 2009


IN MEMORY OF PATRICK SWAYZE TRIBUTE 1952 - 2009

Patrick will be greatly missed.

We invite you to sign the
Book of Condolence .

Discussion link posted by
James Everitt :

Tribute to Patrick Swayze (August 18, 1952 September 14, 2009)

Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi
"The Time Of My Life" memoir book, which Swayze co-wrote with his wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, will be published on September 29. 2009.

In a career spanning more than thirty years, Patrick Swayze has made a name for himself on the stage, the screen, and television. Known for his versatility, passion and fearlessness, he''s become one of our most beloved actors.

But in February 2008, Patrick announced he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer, the final battle to pancreatic cancer was lost September 14, 2009. Always a fighter, he refused to let the disease bring him to his knees, and his bravery has inspired both his legion of fans and cancer patients everywhere. Yet this memoir, written with wisdom and heart, recounts much more than his bout with cancer. In vivid detail, Patrick describes his Texas upbringing, his personal struggles, his rise to fame with North and South, his commercial breakthroughs in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and the soul mate who''s stood by his side through it all: his wife, writer and director Lisa Niemi.

A behind-the-scenes look at a Hollywood life and a remarkable love, this memoir is both entertainment and inspiration. Patrick and Lisa''s marriage is a journey of two lives intertwined and lived as one--throughout their years in Hollywood and at home on their working ranch outside Los Angeles, and culminating in the hope and wisdom they''ve imparted to all who know them. This book will open the door for families, individuals, and husbands and wives to grow, bond and discover entirely new levels of love and sharing, proving that life shouldn''t be lived as a series of endings, but rather as the beginning of greater strength and love.

Actor Patrick Swayze made peace with the notion of dying from pancreatic cancer after initially finding his diagnosis a "cruel joke", according to a memoir to be published later this month. The Dirty Dancing star, 57, who lost his 20-month battle against the disease on Monday, wrote that fighting his cancer had been an "emotional rollercoaster".

But in excerpts of the memoir
"The Time Of My Life" , released on Wednesday, he wrote later; "I began thinking to myself, I've had more lifetimes than any 10 people put together, and it's been an amazing ride. So this is okay."

Please, visit the
Official Patrick Swayze International Fan Club Website , where you can offer your prayers to Patrick Swayze's loved ones and fans. "Ditto, the Love inside, you take it with You!"

"Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund"

Patrick's wife Lisa has contacted us with news of a Research Fund in Patrick's name.

Here is Lisa's message: "Stanford University is coalescing existing research activities on pancreas cancer to form a
Pancreas Cancer Center. This center will expedite application of emerging technologies and the development of molecular targeted therapies all focused on pancreas cancer. Of course, our wonderful Dr. George Fisher, Jr. is involved with all this and setting up this fund in Patrick's name.

Checks should be made out to:
"Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund"
& sent to:
Stanford Cancer Center
875 Blake Wilbur Dr.
Palo Alto CA 94304."
Telephone: 650.234.0600
Fax: 650.234.0645
givinginformation@med.stanford.edu

Sincere thanks to Lisa for sending us this news and we back the Research Fund with all our support. Please promote the Research Fund if you can, thanks.

"Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund"

In Memory of Patrick Swayze who died from Pancreas Cancer, please help find a cure, thank you!
Giving Opportunities and Ways of Giving

Patrick will be greatly missed.

We invite you to sign the
Book of Condolence .

Patrick Swayze's Best Movie Moments

Even though we all knew that Patrick Swayze was battling cancer the actor's death last week did come as a bit of a shock.In a career that has spanned almost thirty years the popular actor has made thousands of women fall in love with him in Dirty Dancing and thousands of women cry in Ghost.So to celebrate his career and a life that has been cut tragically short FemaleFirst takes a look at some of the actor's best movie moments.

- Nobody Puts Baby In A Corner
(Dirty Dancing)

Johnny Castle is arguably Swayze's most memorable role and was the one that shot him to fame. But it's the final scenes that are the most famous.Johnny, even though he has been fired, returns to the resort to perform the final dance of the season with Baby. He criticises the Housemans for their choice of Baby's seat, he utters the film's most famous line, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner," as he pulls her up from the family's table.

- Dalton vs Jimmy
(Road House)

Ok so Road House wasn't the biggest hit of Swayze's career, totally under-appreciated if you ask me, but it contains one of the best fight scenes that the actor was every involved in.Shirtless, which is always a plus, the scene showed off his martial arts training in a fight that ends when he rips the other guy's throat from his neck, perhaps not for the faint hearted.

- Sam Says Goodbye To Molly
(Ghost)

Ghost was Patrick Swayze's other mammoth movie when it was released back in 1990, yes it really was almost twenty years ago.And the ending is still a movie moment that brings a tear to my eye. By the end of the film Molly can now hear Sam. He is then enveloped in bright light, which makes him visible to both Oda Mae and Molly.It's time for Sam to go to heaven after sharing a kiss with Molly and saying a final goodbye to Oda Mae he walks towards the bright light. Not a dry eye in the house.

- Surfing Into The Void
(Point Break)

Starring alongside Keanu Reeves in the 1991 movie Point Break it has, over the years gained a bit of a cult following.Swayze starred as a surfer who liked to rob banks in his spare time while Reeves played an FBI agent hell bent on catching these criminals.In this scene Reeves catches up with Swayze on the coast of Australia, where he's ready to take a suicide plunge into the biggest wave of his life.Ok so Swayze does play the baddie of the piece but he is ready to die doing what he loves best, what a guy!.

-
Unchained Melody

And we couldn't look at Swayze's best movie moments without including the pottery scene with Demi Moore from Ghost.It remains one of cinema's most famous love scenes and is regularly parodied, have you seen The Naked Gun?

Patrick Swayze Tribute 1952 - 2009

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Patrick will be greatly missed.

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1 comment:

Better Home Business said...

Patrick Swayze's The Time of My Life": 10 memorable stories!

He may have lost his father in 1982, but Patrick Swayze never forgot him, and never stopped trying to make him proud. In that respect, the late actor’s memoir, The Time of My Life, cowritten with his wife, Lisa Niemi, is his crowning achievement. The two lessons communicated throughout the book, as well as in Swayze’s life, are the ones his father taught him: Having a gentle side doesn’t make you less of a man, it makes you a better one; and you might not always win, but you never, ever give up.

Continue Here, 10 memorable stories from The Time of My Life.