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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Livestrong Day this Wednesday May 16



Please encourage everyone you know to wear yellow to support the upcoming national LiveSTRONG Day on Wednesday May 16, 2007! Over 200 delegates from each state will be on Capitol Hill meeting with congressional members demanding a change in national priorities. We need to make cancer a national priority. 1 out of every 4 deaths in this country is due to cancer. At any point in a given day, over 40,000 children will be receiving cancer treatments. Childhood cancer claims more lives each year than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy, AIDS, asthma and juvenile diabetes combined. In the span of a decade, only ONE new cancer drug has been developed for pediatric patients. Everyday, 1500 lives are lost due to cancer (that is a 9/11 happening every two days).

Again, please show your support for those who have battled or who are currently battling this disease by wearing yellow.

For more information, please visit www.livestrong.org.

I've commented before about my friend Melanie and her daughter Kennedy who was diagnosed with Leukemia 2 years ago and is still in treatment. Please click on the link with her name above and read the story she has posted. I know some will understand the feeling of it even more so and we can all appreciate it I'm sure. I know it hits home with me! She has comments turned off right now but has a guest book that you can leave a message on because her comments section doesn't always work anyway.

12 people had something to say:

la bellina mammina said...

I'll be wearing yellow on the 16th. My first husband died of leukemia, so I'm all for this.

Jocelyn said...

I love how you live with your heart.

Thanks for the heads-up.

Beccy said...

In recent years I have known people well who battled with cancer, it's the one disease I worry about.

Debbie said...

Well, said Terri. It's wonderful how you're spreading the message.

PortraitofPeter said...

I do agree with Debbie - how wonderful you have raised this emotive and so very important post - awareness and the need to focus on such issues are so necessary.

My prayers are for you friends daughter (Kennedy) too and for a full recovery.

Kitty said...

Thank you for sharing this!! I'll pray for little Kennedy, too!!

Amy W said...

Thanks for sharing as well, I will be sure to wear yellow.

Steffi said...

Thanks for sharing this,Terri!It´s really sad and I will pray for Kennedy too!She is a strong little girl!

Stephanie said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

I wish I'd have known about this earlier.

I post at Mama Drama on Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and whenever I want on the weekend. I just decided to push my planned Tuesday post to Friday.

Thank you!!!!

Stephanie, nursemama

ChrisB said...

She is such a brave little girl and I will wear yellow. I am also doing the 'race for life next sat' ( I hasten to add I will not be running but will walk it with a friend.

frannie said...

I'll be saying prayers for Kennedy!

BS said...

I have worn my LIVESTRONG bracelet every day since my father was diagnosed with Colon Cancer almost 3 years ago. His surgery was a success but so many others aren't as lucky. Prayers to all who have been affected and to all of those who have yet to find out.