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Empower families affected by a cancer diagnoses by bring awareness to viable organizations positioned to make a difference

Did you know:

-1 person dies of cancer every 4 seconds in this world - every second of every day.

-1 out of 2 men, and 1 out of 3 women, will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.

-Cancer the 2nd leading cause of death in the world, killing 7.6 million people each year.

-Ending cancer would improve the economy by $50 trillion.

(The leading type of cancer in women is breast cancer, with 1.2 million diagnosed globally and killing 500,000 each year. 1 in 8 women will develop breast cancer).

In essence, cancer affects us all - via a parent, sibling, child, other relative, or a friend.

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The purpose of this fund is to involve the global community in bringing a sense of consciousness to the long standing relationship we have had with cancer. It is our pure belief that as we now have a cure for the common cold we will soon have a cure for Cancer. However it takes faith, dollars, research, dedication, awareness, and most immediately support.

After my mothers diagnoses approximately one year ago our family became quite familiar with the ups, downs, fears, and joys that come with a cancer diagnoses. It is our endeavor to inform and empower individual, families and organizations positioned to assist those diagnosed.

We soon realized the importance of support, one person making a phone call, another sitting in the quiet moments with my mom, another attending appointments with her and so much more. Because of this we will partner to donate to organizations that offer support, as well as care to not only the individual but the family as well.

There are many groups that are not so well known, however they proved priceless in my mothers diagnoses as well as her journey through wellness.

It is not enough for me that my mother made it through, I'm eternally grateful that she is living and well, but we can not stand by as our neighbors mothers is affected and lost due to this disease.

Please join in raising the awareness!

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*YOUR DISEASE RISK calculator of cancers, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and osteoporosis

('Your Disease Risk' calculators are based on decades of cancer research from NHS. Every $ of support helps continue the vital cancer research.)

1. Help families and individuals know the resources available to them.

2. Help remove the stigma and taboo that comes w/ a cancer diagnoses

3. Help family members understand how important they are in the recovery of a family member after a diagnoses

4. Help people understand that lack of insurance does not mean they can't have treatment

5. (See "EXTENDED INFO" to read more about this cause)