Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Shall we destroy cancer, starting now?

The American Cancer Society tells us that cancer ends the lives of 20,000 people across the world every single day, which amounts to more than 7.6 million individuals each year. In total, twelve million more human beings will be diagnosed with some form of cancer this year, and Americans will represent more than a million of them. Stand Up To Cancer is a groundbreaking movement backed by an innovative approach to cancer research aimed at ending cancer's reign as a leading cause of death. The best and brightest minds are on board and taking aim at prevention, detection, treatment and even reversal of this epidemic, and in America, on Friday, September 5, at 8pm Eastern and Pacific time, 7pm Central time, ABC, NBC and CBS will join together to broadcast the landmark "Stand Up To Cancer" event with the goal of raising money to fund cutting edge treatment and helping to eradicate this deadly disease once and for all.

Until then, you can visit the website at standup2cancer.org to learn about the people behind this initiative, to see where the moneys raised will go and why, and to make general donations to the organization -- or donate in honor of someone of your choosing. While I certainly hope it's not the case, it's not a stretch to imagine that the life you help to save through your participation with Stand Up To Cancer may truly be your own....