Thursday, March 31, 2005

Relay for Life - Cancer statistics

check out these statistics from this CNN.com article: "More than 60 percent of all cancer deaths could be prevented if Americans stopped smoking, exercised more, ate healthier food and got recommended cancer screenings, the American Cancer Society reported on Thursday.
And Americans could realistically cut the death rate in half, the report says. This year 1.368 million Americans will learn they have cancer and 563,700 will die of it.
'The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2005, more than 168,140 cancer deaths will be caused by tobacco use alone,' the organization said in a statement."

As I've mentioned before, I am taking part in the Relay for Life this June in my community. The money raised goes to support cancer research in local communities. So far, I haven't had any contributions outside of folks I know personally, so I am appealing to you all again! I'll even offer a special gift to the first three people who donate via this site. Click this link to donate online, and make a gift in honor or memory of a loved one who is struggling with / surviving cancer.
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