Everyone has been personally affected by cancer and with the American Cancer Society estimating that 1.6 million new cancer cases will be diagnosed this year, even more of us will have friends, loved ones, and colleagues affected by the disease. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States. It accounts for 1 in every 4 deaths. This year it’s estimated that 580,350 Americans will die of cancer which breaks down to a staggering 1,600 individuals each day.
The statistics are simply mind numbing and more needs to be done to put an end to cancer.
But what can you do? Learn about it. Know how to lower your chances of getting cancer by making healthy choices. Get involved.
As the American Cancer Society celebrates a milestone 100th birthday, they are looking to put themselves out of business in the next century by ending cancer forever. To do this, it’s up to each of us to fight back, get involved, and know how we can make a difference to combat cancer to create a world with more birthdays and less cancer.
One of the ways you can help is by spreading the word. Through American Cancer Society’s powerful Life List campaign on Facebook, you are invited to create your life list to help finish the fight against cancer.
As a member of the American Cancer Society’s Blogger Advisory Council, I was invited to create my own life list to show the world what things I’ve crossed off my list and what I’m fighting for.
Cancer claimed the life of my dear friend Susan. Our family’s incredible next door neighbor who passed away just a month before his first grandchild was born. The mother of my son’s first grade teacher. And so many more people who have touched my life in a variety of ways.
With each life that cancer claims, it’s a reminder that our work isn’t done until cancer is gone.
The Life List campaign involves fellow Blogger Advisory Council members, celebrities, and YOU! Creating your Life List is simple and takes 3 steps that can be done in less than 3 minutes. Here’s how you can make yours now:
Visit the American Cancer Society’s Life List page
Fill in the blanks and upload your own photo or select one from Facebook
Your Life List will be generated.
Share via Facebook, Twitter, or a link to spread awareness about American Cancer Society’s goal to end cancer this century
I have been a volunteer member of the American Cancer Society’s Blogger Advisory Council since 2009. I was not compensated for my time in writing this post or creating my life list.