No really. F*** it. I’ve had enough of hearing that yet another friend is fighting this battle, had enough of cancer attacking young, strong, wonderful people, had enough of this awful disease. Had enough. Enough.
Last week alone, a friend’s husband lost his battle with cancer, another friend was diagnosed, and a third friend discovered a second cancer site. And that’s just last week, just within my circle of friends and acquaintances. Enough.
Cancer’s reach is widespread and non-discriminate. More than 187 000 Canadians got a cancer diagnosis last year, and 40% of us can expect to get diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lives. 40%, 2 in 5, almost half. Enough.
So what can we do?
We can help them fight. We can fight with our friendship, our homemade soup, and our I’m-here-for-you-hugs. We can fight with our screening tools, our risk-factor minimization, and our spread of awareness. We can fight with our wallets, our research dollars, and our fundraising efforts. We can help them fight until it’s enough.
Here are a few fundraising efforts near and dear to my heart. Please grab your credit card and click on the links. Enough.