World Cancer Day: A Day of Remembrance
EVERYONE of us knows someone who has or had cancer, or at least we’ve heard of someone close to those close to us. It’s awful. In fact, I’m in remission from bladder cancer, having just passed my first year of being cancer free. My mom had breast cancer. My daughter battles melanoma. My daughter-in-law’s father has pancreatic cancer. A good friend has multiple myeloma. Seems like cancer is all around!
According to the American Cancer Society, 8,000,000 people around the world die of cancer every year. Cancer has been in epidemic proportions since 2013. To see some fascinating info graphics on cancer in the developing world, go here: cancer research
It’s important to let the world know about the pain and suffering from cancer that developing nations deal with, and to raise awareness about all forms of cancer here and abroad. Let’s get the word out, and say a prayer for those suffering from cancer or those who have had loved ones and friends pass on from it. Prayer is, perhaps, the best way to fight cancer, for from it flows power and provision that is so needed to battle this killer disease.
For more information on World Cancer Day and to see how you can help, go to www.worldcancerday.org.