Monday, September 16, 2013

Information, Invitations, teasers and Challenges..

What is cancer?

What do you know about cancer? According to the American Cancer Society's web site:
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What Is Cancer?

Cancer is the general name for a group of more than 100 diseases. Although there are many kinds of cancer, all cancers start because abnormal cells grow out of control. Untreated cancers can cause serious illness and death.

Cut and dried. Plain English. Just a bit cold.

What is cancer?

Cancer is a disease that attacks different parts of the body doing incredible harm not only to the one afflicted, but to their family and friends. Cancer puts the warrior into fighting mode, with the back up of their caregivers. It causes pain, frustrations, exhaustion, loss..of hair, of body parts, of life. It costs one time, health, jobs, money. It costs, time that could be spent enjoying life, not simply existing until the battle is won.

What causes cancer? The link above will give you the technical/ medical information. I have over the course of the past few years read many articles and reports on the topic. Some have said stress, some heredity, some lifestyle among others.

What can we do about it? How can we prevent it? How do we fight.......and win?

We fight by changing parts of our lifestyle that may invite cancer in. Bad diets, lack of exercise, too much stress without stress release, all need be addressed.

What can we do for others who have already been diagnosed? Be there for them. Help them when needed, a ride to the doctor, a ride for groceries or medicines, help with house or yard work. Be there, to keep them company when the fear and loneliness strikes. Be there to encourage even if its merely by your presence. Donate. Yes, you knew it was coming.

Donate your time- a few minutes here, an hour or two there, an all nighter on the night of Relay.
Donate your talents- help create posters, special signs, create fundraising items. Help plan, set up execute things during the year or the night of Relay.
Donate your money. Your money goes to research. It goes to programs to help the warrior. It goes to education, to have the materials readily available. It goes to help have people manning the web site, The 24 hour hotline 800-227-2345.

Cancer touches us all. I've said it before, I'll say it again and again and again. I'll say it until we all realize the facts. Until we come to grips that no one person can do it alone. It takes an army of determined souls reaching out to fight. Reaching out to eradicate cancer in any and all ways. Thinking minds, strong backs, willing hands and tireless bodies-- working toward the common goal.. no more cancer.

Join us? In any way that you are able.. you're  more than welcome.

first person to donate at least $20 online wins a prize
first person to donate $50 gets a bigger prize
first to donate $100..jackpot.

link to my team page:  (If this link doesn't work.. there is a link on my page that will take you to the team page...feel free to join up if you wish...all are welcome.

link to my personal page:  


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