An estimated 12.5 million Americans are living with, and hopefully fighting, diagnosed cases of cancer. That's 1 in 25 people actively diagnosed with known forms of cancer; whether that be breast, lymphoma, brain, skin, or otherwise. It is a diagnosis so notorious for it's destruction within the human system that the very term is used to describe decay and devastation in numerous non-medical situations. By definition it is the development of unwanted invasive cells, which generally multiply rapidly, and invade normally functioning systems. No race, gender, or age group is immune from this disease, and each variable within the spectrum provides a plethora of medical hurdles for professionals. I am fortunate enough that I live in the United States, where medical care is readily available, even for those unable to pay, and countless organizations are in place to provide compassion and financial assistance for those caught off guard by the illness. Sadly, there are millions worldwide, not as fortunate as I. Places were research now considered old to medical professionals here, is still out of reach physicians. Places where simple pain management for those fighting and suffering, cannot be put in the hands of those in need.
Light The Night is a family friendly event bringing millions together each year, and bringing smiles and hope to the faces of countless previously without. Contact a local business or organization today to see if they are interested in fundraising for an event local to you, or sponsor yourself with paper balloon donations and admission to a Light The Night event. As humans we are strong individuals, but we are unstoppable together!
What Daughter Says: Join with us in stomping out Cancer for good. Find a local Light The Night walk near you.