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The American Cancer Society Turns 100! (Sponsored Video)

The American Cancer Society turns 100 years old on May 22nd this year, and I’m thrilled to be writing this sponsored post as part of their birthday celebrations! As long-term readers of this blog know, last year I marked thirty years of cancer survivorship by holding a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Working on the Small Hands Creating Hope project with over forty other bloggers was a wonderful way to celebrate the happy ending of my cancer story, while raising awareness and collecting funds to support further research and to provide support for cancer patients.

Founded in 1913 by 15 physicians and business leaders who wanted to raise awareness of cancer, the American Cancer Society has played a role in nearly every breakthrough in recent history. The research and education programs they funded have contributed to a 20 percent decline in cancer death rates in the US since the early 1990s – saving nearly 1.2 million lives.

The American Cancer Society is running a fascinating study right now that I would love for my readers to enroll in! I’m not eligible, or I would! The Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3) has three requirements: you need to be between 30 and 65 years old, have no personal history of cancer, and be willing to make a long-term commitment to completing periodic follow-up questionnaires for the study. The goal is to enroll at least 300,000 adults from various racial/ethnic backgrounds from across the US by the end of this year.

This video does a wonderful job of summing up some of the progress the American Cancer Society has helped to make over the past 100 years:

I am here in spite of cancer. Because of cancer I’ve said goodbye to loved ones who should still be here, celebrating birthdays. Cancer research saved my life, and it can save many more lives.

Why is cancer research important to you?

This post is sponsored by the American Cancer Society.

MaryAnne at Mama Smiles
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MaryAnne is a craft loving educator, musician, photographer, and writer who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband Mike and their four children.

11 thoughts on “The American Cancer Society Turns 100! (Sponsored Video)”

  1. I really appreciate your posts on cancer research and it is important to me because if affects so many people. It seems there are very few people who haven’t lost someone they love to cancer. There are so many tragic stories – I love hearing about the success stories – and I am so glad you are one of them.

  2. I’m so glad your cancer story has a happy ending. I know many affected by cancer. One of my friends from high school is currently battling the beast. Her strength inspires me though I often end up in tears. Cancer research has come a long way but we still have a long way to go, which is why I support cancer research.

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