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Cancer is Not Defined by Month

Posted by marie@4wordsfoundation.org on August 4, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Repost - Originally written 08/09/2017

I just realized this morning that all the Cancer Awareness months are so well known that individuals do not stop to think that there are a couple of months on the Cancer Awareness Calendar that do not have any cancer related to them; August and December.

Why is that?  Did someone decide to go on a cancer awareness holiday? 

Cancer is not defined by a week, a month, or a year; it is everyday.  Those who are currently battling cancer, those who have survived do not get to take an awareness holiday.  It is now a part of their lives forever.  If you are currently battling; your days are filled with anxiety, hope, and fear.  If you have survived cancer you also have the same anxiety, hope and fear, although it may be of a different scope.

While there are some cancer awareness events held during these months, they may not be as well attended as families take vacation, some get ready for college, a new school year begins in many communities, and everyone just wants to enjoy the end of summer.

I get it, life gets busy.  But to cancer patients/survivors/families this disease does not take a holiday.

We need to keep the converation going, keep cancer awareness in our sights, and continue to Unite in the Fight.

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