Will You Stand Up?

Today is the day. The day when you take a few minutes of your time to make a difference. Educate yourselves, donate, pass the word. It doesn’t take long, and it can save lives.

Did you know that 95% of women who develop breast cancer have no family history? Certain genes can be passed down from your parents that will slightly increase your risk of developing breast cancer in your life time. Those genes, however, do not account for the majority of breast cancer cases.

Think about that. If you have no family history, you are still at risk. Everyone is at risk. Even men.

Take a minute to think about the amazing Randy Pausch, who recently died from pancreatic cancer.

Spend a few minutes online today spreading the word about Stand Up 2 Cancer. Watch The Show tonight.

Think about the facts. Read the facts. Over half a million people will die from cancer this year in the United States alone. Worldwide, 7.6 million people died of cancer last year. Many of these people did not have to die.

Over 40% of cancers can be prevented. Many other cancers can be detected early, leading to treatment and elimination of the cancer.

We have the ability to make a difference. Donate what you can, watch the show tonight, spread the word, and, most importantly, educate yourself. If you know the facts, you have a better chance of fighting. We need to fight.

Will you stand up?

Burgh Baby has.
FireMom has.
LaskiGal has.
Just Enjoy Him has.
Colleen has.

Let me know if you have. I’ll add you here so we can stand up together.

8 thoughts on “Will You Stand Up?

  1. Great post, Allison! Hopefully there will be a day, in our lifetime, when that 40% preventable will rise to 100%. Prevention will always be better than a cure.

  2. Burgh Baby linked me to your post and I just have to commend you for a great way to Stand Up 2 Cancer. I’m linking your post on mine right now.

    (Also, I’m originally from Pittsburgh. Nice to meet you!)

  3. Randy Pausch . . . wasn’t he amazing. Actually, IS amazing? He continues to live on.

    Sadly, I totally believe those stats. Experience most definitely opens your eyes . . .

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