As everyone knows October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and today was the Race For The Cure. I hope everyone participated and ran/walked in honor of someone that has either survived or lost their battle with breast cancer.
I was thinking today about all the other types of cancers that don't get near as much recognition as breast cancer. I totally support Breast Cancer Awareness and every year since freshman year in high school I've participated by donating to find a cure for this terrible disease that so many have battled. Cancer is a terrible thing and there are so many types of cancers out there that you might not even know about. Each one as it's own support website where you can donate to help find cures for all of them. I have put together a list of awareness months for each type of cancer so that hopefully you can support each type of cancer instead of just breast cancer. And if you have a friend or family member that suffers or survived from any of the following, my heart goes out to you. Hopefully, one day, our children and grandchildren won't know what the word "cancer" means.
Cervical Cancer Awareness Month (my sister is a survivor!)
National Cancer Awareness Month
Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
National Kidney Cancer Awareness Month
Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Month
Testicular Cancer Awareness Month
Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month
Brain Cancer Awareness Month
Melanoma and Skin Cancer Awareness Month
National Cancer Survivors Day
Bladder Cancer Awareness Month
Sarcoma Awareness Week
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month
Hodgkin's Lymphoma Awareness Month
Leukemia Awareness Month
Lymphoma Awareness Month
Multiple Myeloma Awareness Month
Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Thyroid Cancer Awareness Week
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Liver Cancer Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Carcinoid Cancer Awareness Month
National Family Caregivers Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Here is a video that was featured in the Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) program. This is Avalanna's story.
This little girl passed away September 26, 2012 but Avalanna's journey will always be a reminder of the critical need for additional research for children facing cancer everywhere. Don't sit and do nothing. If you pick one cancer and support it and fight for it, that will make all the difference in the world. Don't feel sorry for Avalanna and all the other's fighting with cancer; get out and support them!