Replace Awareness with Action

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  Today (September 1st) marks the beginning of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This is the time of year that many organizations and individuals join in the fight against childhood cancer and help to bring awareness and funding to the fight against this disease.

For some of us that have the same vision throughout the entire year we say “Thank you” and appreciate the emphasis your engagement will have over the course of the September.  We believe only by working together can we truly make the necessary strides required to bring attention to this cause.

While awareness is great and we definitely can’t have too much awareness, I would further challenge readers and followers to take “Action” by doing something that helps carry this message well beyond the end of the month.

Some examples of “Actionable”’ items include,

  1. Writing a letter to your State and National Legislators urging them to increase funding at both the State and National levels for childhood cancer research. There are many online tools to help you craft and send emails directly to your state and national representatives.
  2. Volunteering at a local childhood cancer hospital (or any cancer center) and learning what programs and services they offer. Share what you learn.
  3. Contacting a local Non Profit Cancer organization and seeing if you can help them.
  4. Participate in local events that help to raise awareness in your local community. If there isn’t’ an event, start one.
  5. Find an organization that you believe in and learn what programs and services they offer. Share what you lean with your networks.

Only by working together, not only during the month of September but the rest of the year, can we truly make a difference in not only childhood cancer but all cancers including Children, Young Adult, Adult, and Seniors, after all doesn’t #Everycanstorycount ?

Thanks for checking in…,

Disclaimer:  Please excuse any typos as my editor is on vacation.

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