A Movember Update: What Can You Do About Cancer?

by Neil on November 17, 2008

Today, we look at what each of us can do about Cancer. There is nothing earth shattering about what I’m going to share today. You already know it. However, I often find it helps to be reminded. To bring these idea’s and thoughts out of our sub-conscious mind and into our present thoughts. Then while we are actively aware of them we can act. Through action we can bring about results.

Before I go any further I want to talk about Terry Fox. Terry started the ‘Run for a Cure’ campaigns that we are all familiar with now. As a young man he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer). In 1977 he had his leg amputated above the knee. Terry was an active youth involved in many sports. While undergoing treatment in hospital he decided to do something about Cancer.

Terry decided to run across Canada in what became known as ‘The Marathon of Hope’. Terry ran 26 miles a day. After 143 days Terry was forced to stop as his cancer had spread. However, he had inspired a nation.

Every year there is a Terry Fox run. So far this annual run has raised over $400 million for Cancer research.

A young man decided to make a difference. That difference has inspired thousands of people. It has spawned other similar events to raise money for this and other worthy causes.

My challenge to you is what can you do to make a difference?

You don’t have to run across the country. You aren’t required to make a large gesture, but are you willing to make a gesture?

Perhaps you’ll donate money to a cause. Perhaps, like me, you’ll grow a moustache to bring awareness to a cause. Maybe you’ll volunteer and knock on doors for donations. Perhaps you’ll volunteer at a hospital working with kids who have cancer.

There are many opportunities. Which one will you pick?

If you would like to donate to my Movember efforts you can do so here: Movember. My registration number is 1383686.

If you donate you have my thanks.

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