GIVING UP

Do you ever want to run away somewhere and hide from everything, as if that will make all the bad stuff magically disappear?

Sometimes I feel that way, though I don’t think I have any right to.

My cancer was diagnosed in the early stages.  I had ample insurance coverage and medical care.  I was and continue to be blessed with loving, supportive family.

Whether it’s a blessing or not, I have a fighting spirit.

But if the tables were turned, if the disease had spread, if I couldn’t afford that medical team, would I feel the same?  Would I still want to fight?

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WHY PINK?

What’s your favorite color?

Blue?  Which blue?  Can you choose between the clear, perfect blue of a summer sky and the angry hues of a stormy ocean?  What about the brilliant turquois hues of that same ocean once the storm has passed?

Green?  Do you prefer the fresh yellow greens of spring or autumn’s rich olives and ochers?

Compare the deep velvety colors of a rose to the brilliant red of that stoplight you just ran through.  (Or lights on the police car chasing you!)

By now we all know that there are at least 50 shades of gray!

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5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO NOT GET CANCER

According to The American Cancer Society, about 1.7 million new cancer cases are expected to be diagnosed in 2018.  About 609,640 Americans are expected to die of cancer (about 1,670 deaths per day.)

While our environment and other factors may play a role in the development of cancer and many diseases, at least 42% of newly diagnosed cancers in the US could potentially have been avoided with simple lifestyle changes.  For more information on statistics, visit The American Cancer Society’s page on Cancer Facts and Figures.

“Yeah, yeah…I’ve heard them all before,” you might say.  Well, I’m telling you again.

Here are 5 things you can do to not get cancer…

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