Tuesday, November 9, 2010

PSA: Every DAY three 747s crash. Fight cancer.

Every 2 minutes, 28 people die of cancer.

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.

The American Association for Cancer Research

2. The other is for people & families suffering through cancer diagnosis & treatment.
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." 
~Hal Lindsey
*Source: American Association for Cancer Research


Steve said...

Beautifully put!

Hang on in there, everyone. Hope has never been more justified than now. But please make sure this country goes ahead with health service reform and catches up with the rest of the world - the US is now 49th from the top in life expectancy.

deva said...

Definitely appreciate the work you're doing for the cancer orgs. Like, really.

My stepmom is a 3-time cancer survivor and I'm so thankful every day that she's still alive and well. I'm also extremely thankful for all the folks who spend countless hours in search of a cure. I truly appreciate all they do.

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