Monday, 8 October 2012

Stand Up to Cancer! (19th October)

Do you know someone who has been diagnosed with cancer? Or is currently undergoing treatment for cancer? Or has beaten it? Or perhaps, sadly, lost the battle? I do- too many! I think this is common now. You would be hard-pressed to find someone in the UK who has never met/known another person whose life has been affected by cancer. In my family, and my circle of friends, we have had too many encounters with cancer recently in my opinion. In the past 3 years we have lost two treasured members of our family (and some friends) and another member of our family is currently undergoing treatment and kicking cancer's butt! It is a sensitive topic for many- one close to most people's hearts and I have definitely begun to wonder why... I'm sure I am not the only one!
Cancer has become an epidemic, which is consistently growing and spreading across our nation and the world. You want to know the odds of someone getting cancer?- I was shocked!- then watch Stand Up To Cancer's campaign video.
On 19th October 2012, there is a national campain called Stand Up To Cancer. Many celebrities are joining forces with Channel 4 to host a TV special (much like Children in Need) to raise money and awareness of this dreadful disease! Get involved!! Watch the show, buy merchandise (available online or in Cancer Research charity shops) and/or, fundraiseand/or donate money- every tiny donation helps, so never feel that what you are giving will not make a difference!!- "If you think you are too small to make a difference , you have never spent the night with a mosquito!" (African Proverb).
For more information on the campaign, merchandise and to donate, go to Stand Up To Cancer's site:
Ronell x
"You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don't give reluctantly or in response to pressure. For God loves a person who gives cheerfully." {2 Corinthians 9:7}

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