Saturday, June 4, 2011

Happy Cancer Survivors Day!

Moving on to a more serious celebration…

Did you know that in the US, almost half of all men and one third of all women are expected to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives? 

The first Sunday in June is National Cancer Survivors Day:  a day to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive.  A survivor?  “Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of life.”

How to celebrate this one?  Live.  Just live!  In awe of the wonders around you, and the wonder that is you.

I was chatting to my mom today about her upcoming treatments and her recent haircut, and later I came across this commercial for a children’s cancer fund.  Sniff.  I’ll be watching it with Esmé, but those scissors will be tucked out of sight…

Here’s to celebrating life!


FAMEDS said...

Hi Mozi, Great to stumble on your blog! Have you heard of FAMEDS? Freedom of Access to Medicines is the non-profit leading the effort against the FDA from disproving the drug Avastin for use this month, as it is working for 17,500 women with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Please sign and share the urgent petition: