“I like to say, and I truly believe, that every run brings new experiences. You just don’t know what they might be until you actually do the run. That’s one of my major reasons for pushing out the front door as often as I do—the adventure of it all.”—
Amby Burfoot, Editor at Large, Runner’s World (via runningislife)
Fight cancer with humor. I just came across these great cartoons by Dan Reynolds, a cancer survivor himself. He is using his talent and created a series of ecards for the American Cancer Society to remind people to take care of their health and get screened.
A major part of the healing process for me was sharing my story. Something about organizing your thoughts and feelings in writing (at least for me) has a way of freeing you and allowing you to move forward.
For so long I just wanted to find a mountain somewhere, get to the top of it and yell “It’s just not fair! It’s just not right! Do you know who you took from me! Do you know how important they were!” Although it doesn’t change what happens it feels good to be heard and to know that you are not alone.
You can fight this disease by telling the world not to forget your loved one and to take care of the ones they love with early screenings and other preventative practices.
Are you a colon cancer survivor?
Nothing is more inspirational than to know that there is still hope in beating this disease. If you have conquered your battle with colon cancer, I encourage you to spread the news!
For those fighting the disease currently, hearing success stories and words of encouragement can make all the difference!
Finally, some good news for the colon cancer community. Researchers are predicting a decline in cases due to promotions of early screenings and other preventative measures. Music to my ears! The #2 cancer killer is not going to go away easily, but this is a huge step in the right direction. Prevention is Key!