old fashioned bell ringing

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1/9/2014 11:37pm
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Please join me in an old fashion bell ringing for our friend Denise, who lost her battle with melanoma cancer on January 6th.  

I joined this site 4 years ago and experienced this bell ringing whenever a member whom everyone knew, lost their battle with melanoma.  I don't know where, when or who started it, and I would love to know.  For all who regularly read and post, I think it's a nice way to honor our Friend and send her to the heavens with our bells of solidarity and our quest to keep fighting and find a cure to melanoma cancer..

So in honor of our Friend, Denise Kirley, please ring your bell in honor of her memory.

Swanee - (1/9/2014 - 11:40pm)

Ringing a bell in Seattle, Washington for you Denise, rest in peace my friend!

WendyD. - (1/9/2014 - 11:52pm)

Ringing A Bell In Soddy Daisy, Tennessee!!! Rest In The Arms Of The Lord, Denise!!

In God I Trust!

MoCedar - (1/10/2014 - 6:55am)

Ringing a bell in Philadelphia, Pa. Rest in peace, Denise.

rosa1 - (1/10/2014 - 7:05am)

Ringing a bell in Jacksonville, FL.  You can finally rest in peace now, Denise! 

All things are possible through God!

Ringing in Huntington Beach, CA.  Go with God my friend.  Thank you for all your encouragement!


Stage 3c  (TXN2cM0)-- 2008 WLE, SNB, LND, HD-INF, GM-CSF, (intransits) 2013 IPI, (intransits) 2014 PEMBRO, (intransits resected in 2017)

Stage 3a 2017 NSCLunc Cancer VATs; Carboplatin & Pemextred;  radiation

KMick - (1/10/2014 - 12:02am)

I too will ring a bell here in Southern California for Denise Kirley.

I followed her posts for about a year now and had continued to hope and pray that with each of her updates that she would recover and triumph from this nightmare cancer.  My thoughts go out to her family and friends. Such a terrible loss.

Swanee, It was here before me.  Will ring ooutdoor bell when daylight.  The ringing was being done before I came to the MPIP  in 2007.  Love seeing you keep popping up!


I'm me, not a statistic. Praying to not be one for years yet.

Fen - (1/10/2014 - 6:42am)

Great idea!  Will ring a bell in Illinois for this wonderful woman.

Jewel - (1/10/2014 - 6:49am)

Ringing a bell from the ADK's. RIP Denise

Prayers and love to Denise's family.  Ringing a bell in the snow this morning.

"The key is don't go to the funeral until the day of the funeral" ~ Valerie Harper

Tina D - (1/10/2014 - 8:05am)

Ringing a bell in her honor this morning from Indiana......


POW - (1/10/2014 - 8:19am)

The only bell I could find in my house was my doorbell. So this morning I rang my doorbell in Atlanta in honor and celebration of Denise. I hope she got a chuckle out of it!

I never had the opportunity to communicate with Denise but from everything I've read, she was a wonderful person.  Ringing a bell in Chicago.  Rest in Peace Denise.

vivian - (1/10/2014 - 9:27am)

A bell is ringing in Wilmington, DE for our dear Denise.

Ringing a Bell in Rhode Island for a fellow Sister Warrior.

Haven't posted in a long time, but I do check in periodically.  I was saddened to read of Denise's passing, so I'm ringing a bell here in Chicago.

I hate this disease

Maureen038 - (1/10/2014 - 10:30am)

Ringing a bell and lighting a candle for a very special melanoma warrior!! May Denise's family find solace in knowing how many people were inspired by Denise's amazing spirit!!


SBeattie - (1/10/2014 - 10:58am)

Bells ringing with reverence for Denise in Columbia, MO...


Phil S - (1/10/2014 - 12:24pm)

I too will ring a bell today in honor of Denise, I LOVED her FIGHTING ATTITUDE and GENEROUS SPIRIT!!   Valerie (Phil's wife)

vicuk - (1/10/2014 - 12:45pm)

Ringing a bell in England for a very courageous and inspiring lady.

Brendan - (1/10/2014 - 4:21pm)

A bell rings in Philadelphia for you, Denise.  God bless.

scots - (1/10/2014 - 5:10pm)

Bell rings in Virginia . RIP

kylez - (1/10/2014 - 9:29pm)

Ringing a bell in the city by the bay for Denise.

2 primaries; lung/brain mets in past; paratracheal lymph node currently; participating in  Opdivo/Lirilumab trial

susanlee - (1/10/2014 - 10:03pm)

Ringing a bell in Alberta, Canada. Rest peacefully. 

Yvonne.D - (1/11/2014 - 8:55am)

Ringing a bell in Ontario, Canada. Rest peacefully.

BrianP - (1/11/2014 - 11:45am)

I'll be ringing a bell for Denise on the beaches of North Carolina today.  Rest in peace Denise.


Colleen66 - (1/11/2014 - 12:38pm)

Ringing a Bell in Ohio to remember Denise.



Anonymous - (1/11/2014 - 1:05pm)

Ringing a bell for Denise in Calgary, Canada


Janet Lee - (1/12/2014 - 10:42am)

Ringing a bell in Sutton, MA for courageous, inspiring, beautiful Denise. Rest in peace, dear Denise. I will miss your fighting spirit, your eternal optimism and hope. You will be missed.

Janet Lee

I just saw this post and WOW. This really touched my heart and it is so nice to see that my mom affected so many people all over the world. Thanks so much to everyone here that rang a bell all over in honor of my mom. I'm sure she is sitting in heaven getting a kick out of all these people ringing bells for her. Thanks so much to everyone. I will ring a bell right now for my strong courageous mother.