As many of you know, this past December, we officially launched CANCER MISSION 2020…THE END OF CANCER BY THE END OF THE DECADE and since that time a number of exciting activities have taken place, paving the way for a comprehensive, cohesive, collaborative way in which we will finally find the answers that have been eluding us in the war on cancer.
Recently, the CANCER MISSION 2020 website, www.cancermission2020.com, re-launched and features a very clean, simple, user-friendly, and easy-to-navigate format. Visitors will find startling information about where we currently stand in the United States in our fight against cancer and are asked to join the CANCER MISSION 2020 effort, to end cancer by the end of the decade, by signing the CANCER MISSION 2020 Petition. CANCER MISSION 2020 is the movement to build awareness and create a call to action, to ensure collaboration and a coordinated effort between public and private sectors in cancer research. Those who sign the CANCER MISSION 2020 Petition are joining, as concerned citizens who urge our nation’s leaders to act now to reevaluate where we stand in our fight against cancer and to make finding a cure for cancer, by the end of the decade, a top priority.
Where we currently stand in the fight against cancer is appalling: 11,000 thousand Americans die from cancer every week – the equivalent of one of the Twin Towers falling every single day; cancer is the leading cause of death of you are 85 years old or younger; One in every three women and one in every two men will face a cancer diagnosis; cancer treatment options have not changed in the past 40 years – the options are cut, burn, or poison.
This is not acceptable! We can no longer depend on others to do what needs to be done. We all need to become advocates for ending cancer by the end of the decade. If we don’t do something here in the United States, cancer will be the leading cause of death, regardless of age, by the year 2016. We are now in the position that it is not a matter of ‘if’ but just a matter of ‘when’ we ourselves or someone we love will have to battle this horrible disease, and those battling cancer do not live in a vacuum – they are our mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, grandparents, and as in my case, they are our children. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting different results. It is time to do something different and actually obtain different results!
I AM ASKING EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU TO DO ME A FAVOR…PLEASE JOIN CANCER MISSION 2020 TODAY! Visit www.cancermission2020.com and sign the CANCER MISSION 2020 PETITION!