Friday, February 3, 2012

World Cancer Day

Saturday, February 4, 2012 is World Cancer Day. It is the occasion to unite the world in the fight against the disease through raising awareness, educating the public, and lobbying for change. It is only by every person, organization, and government, individually doing their part, that the world will be able to reduce the global cancer burden.

In regards to childhood cancer research I urge you to read a letter written by the Executive Director of St. Baldrick's that Georgia's mom posted on her blog. The letter speaks of how little childhood cancer is be exact it receives only 4% of the federal cancer research funding. The letter goes on to say that the 4% is subject to being cut again which means that those parents whose children are fighting for their young lives will now have even less resources and less funding going towards a cure.

NOW would be a good time to MAKE A I ask you to do make a decision and do something on WORLD CANCER DAY that benefits those fighting this dreadful disease we call cancer. Obviously donations to a reputable cancer non-profit or research group make a huge difference but if you've already donated and want to do something different...please consider some other options below:

1. Make a donation to our fundraising efforts for the Captex Triathlon
2. Join Team in Training and see for yourself what its all about
3. Consider shaving your head for St. Baldricks
4. Volunteer your time by writing letters with Chemo Angels
5. Donate beads to Bead of Courage
6. Sign up to be a bone marrow donor at Be the Match

Whatever you do...please do something because YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

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