My awesome aunt Kit died of cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in her thirties and had a mastectomy, and then lived for a decade in remission. Then that vile jerk cancer came back, and at the age of 49 she passed away.
I’m still pissed off about it.
Next Wednesday, May 22nd, is the 100th birthday of the American Cancer Society (ACS), and they need our support. As my friend and co-author of the book Minimalist Parenting, Christine Koh, explains, “Two out of three people currently survive cancer and ACS won’t rest until it’s three out of three; they want to finish the fight against cancer!”
There is a handful of ways you can help ACS celebrate this monumental birthday and Finish the Fight:
- Help create awareness by sending out a tweet sharing why you want to finish the fight against cancer. Use the hashtag #finishthefight.
- Take a moment to create a special Life List at the American Cancer Society’s Facebook page. If you’ve never made a life list, I highly recommend it. I created one for the first time last year and it really helped me see what I care about, and more importantly what I don’t need to waste time on. ACS fights against cancer so that everyone has the chance to complete his or her life list.
- Check out 100 Stories of Hope which features 100 stories of everyday people taking action to fight against cancer.
Thank you, American Cancer Society, for persisting for these last 100 years! We are grateful for your work and for your dedication.