Cure sought for common cold

Wednesday, December 19th, 2001 - 2:46 pm PST

Rev. Smith, who recently revealed that he suffers from the common cold, has shown extreme bravery since being diagnosed, becoming an overnight celebrity spokesperson for the fight to cure the common cold. A telethon he hosted on Sunday raised over $18 million, and although doctors cautioned him against it, Smith took part in a 10 mile walk to raise money and awareness about the illness which temporarily partially impairs millions of Americans each year, and costs its victims hundreds of thousands of dollars in money for cough drops and tissue paper.