Did you know that today is World Cancer Day? It’s a day that gives us all a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving general knowledge around cancer and dismissing misconceptions about the disease. To stand up to cancer.
In the past, I’ve helped spread the word about cancer. Last year me and the kids made and sold Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I also wrote about the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday. Today, I’m going to Stand Up To Cancer.
World Cancer Day is an important day to every single one of us, and it’s a great day to stand up to cancer. Every single one of us knows someone who has fought a battle against cancer. Some of those people survive – my Aunt Patty, my sister’s in laws, Jason’s grandma and aunt, and my friend Wendy. But many of us have also lost people very important to us to cancer; those who did not win the battle. One of the most important people in the world to me was one of those who lost the battle, my mother-in-law Mellie.
I’ve written about Mellie before; I wrote about how quickly the cancer was diagnosed and took her from us, which made me quit speaking to God. I also wrote a daydream about the kids meeting her – she passed away years before Ethan was born so the kids never got to meet her and love her like I did.
So in honor of World Cancer Day, we are going to Stand Up To Cancer. We are standing up for Grandma Mellie and honoring others that we know and love who are affected by cancer.
How You Can Stand Up To Cancer
You can stand up for those you love too! Head over to Stand Up To Cancer and download a placard like we did. Share it on your blog, on Instagram, on Facebook (tag @Stand Up To Cancer) and Twitter ( #istandupfor), and let the world know that you are standing up for the special people in your life. Or make your Facebook profile picture purple (the color of cancer survival) to show your support. And my friend Wendy is sharing other ways you can get involved too.
It’s so easy to help spread the word about cancer, and to stand up to cancer. Who are you standing for?