Last year, 562,340 Americans died of cancer. That equals THREE 747s crashing every day.
1 in 1,000 Americans is a survivor of childhood cancer.
In memory of Uncle Paul, Uncle Dominic, Grandma, Karen, Linda's mom, Jackie's sister & mom, John's mom, Sue, and for friends (including bloggers like Suburban Sweetheart) & loved ones who've lost someone to cancer.... and anyone who battled, or is battling a diagnosis... or is standing by bewildered and helpless watching someone else one fight, this is for you.
I chose two charity cancer organizations for my workplace donation this year.
1. One is research-oriented.
There are more than 200 causes of cancer, not just one, and so research is crucial. It takes about seven years and more than a billion dollars to get a drug approved. Last year alone there were 850 drugs in the pipeline but only two approved.2. The other is for people & families suffering through cancer diagnosis & treatment.
The American Association for Cancer Research
Cancer Care, Inc. offers financial assistance, professional counseling, and help for anyone affected by cancer.
If you would like to honor the memory of someone, you can leave their name in the comments below.
This is for you.
I hope for a cure. And for love, support and help for all in need.
"Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope."*Source: American Association for Cancer Research