Friday, February 4, 2011

World Cancer Day

Today, February 4, 2011 is World Cancer Day to raise awareness of the disease.  1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will get cancer in their lifetimes - that is huge.  I'm sure many of us have been affected by the disease in our lives already.  My grandmother is a breast cancer survivor and my sweet, and dearly missed cousin Arielle passed away from Ewing Sarcoma, a bone cancer, ten years ago.  In their honor, I have compiled a list of websites to enhance cancer awareness:

The World Cancer Day website has compiled a flier on cancer prevention.

Stand Up to Cancer is an initiative that has been created to accelerate cancer research.  They also provide information on support groups and cancer centers.  You can help them here.

My Aunt Diane, Arielle's mother, has started a cancer foundation in Arielle's name to help needy pediatric cancer families pay their bills and help find a cure for Ewing’s sarcoma.  Please visit her page here, and also follow updates about the foundation on their facebook page.

The Susan G. Komen foundation for breast cancer is one of the most well known and comprehensive cancer movements in America.  They have made leaps and bounds in breast cancer research funding as well as awareness and the creation of support groups and communities.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Rachel, for the honorable mention on your blog.

    Pepperoni Grill in Coral Springs has already raised $427.88 during our Dec/Jan. fundraiser!!
    Thank you for coming down to help support the event.

    We are accepting donations from all Florida residents and businesses.
    Please continue spreading the word and asking everyone you know to donate to our cause!
    We would love large corporate sponsorships as well!

    Thank you...we love and miss you!!!
    Aunt Di

    Arielle's Mom/Founder/President
    Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc.
    6664NW 42 Terrace
    Coconut Creek, FL 33073

    Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to help needy pediatric cancer families pay their bills, support Ewings Sarcoma research and support the four memorial funds set up in Arielle Anacker's name.
    Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc. is headquartered at 6664 NW 42 Terrace, Coconut Creek, FL 33073 and my be reach at (954) 419-9636. To obtain a copy of the Arielle Anacker Cancer Foundation, Inc. annual report or license, you may contact directly. Residents of the state(s) listed may proceed as follows: FL: Our registration # is CH32902. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Your donation is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please contact your tax advisor.