Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The War on Cancer!

Are you as fed up as I am? Cancer will kill some 560,000 of our fellow Americans this year…that is as if one of the twin towers were to fall every single day, seven days a week, all year long! It is estimated that 3500 people in our country are told that they have cancer every day; that is the equivalent to seven new cancer diagnoses every minute!

Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death for children, ages 0-14, following accidents and it is hard to believe that in 2007 the only thing we have to offer those diagnosed with this horrific disease is chemotherapy (poison); radiation; or radical surgery; and I know that future generations will look back at how we treated our fellow citizens battling this disease, as nothing short of barbaric.

We are in the midst of longer presidential campaigns, yet the biggest sin committed during these campaigns, is that not one of the candidates, nor those who interview them, ever talk about what their commitment is going to be to trying to find the answers that have been alluding us regarding cancer.

It seems that everywhere I turn and everywhere I go, I run into someone who has been diagnosed with cancer themselves, or has a family member or friend who is dealing with cancer. We can not wait any longer; the time for action is NOW!

The place to start is electing the next President of the United States who is committed to bringing together the best researchers (i.e. The Manhattan Project that developed the Atomic Bomb); and seeing that the proper and adequate funding is provided so that once and for all we can find some of the answers we are so desperately seeking.

It is time to put an end to children having to grow up without their Mom or Dad and parents having to defy the laws of nature by burying their children.