June is cancer survivors month

June is cancer survivors month

Five organizations that can help cure cancer.

The American Cancer Society reports that “in 2021, there will be an estimated 1.9 million new cancer cases diagnosed and 608,570 cancer deaths in the United States.”

According to the National Cancer Institute, as of January 2019, there were “an estimated 16.9 million cancer survivors in the United States. The number of cancer survivors is projected to increase to 22.2 million by 2030.”

Those statistics suggest that likely you, a colleague, friend, or loved one has been impacted by cancer. There is a multi-billion dollar industry associated with preventing the causes of cancer: from supplements to diets, cosmetics to cleaning products, and fitness and health it seems as though everyone is trying to mitigate the risk of getting cancer.

There are also literally hundreds of cancer charities in the United States working vigilantly every day to eradicate cancer.

If you would like to impact positive change in the fight against cancer, consider volunteering with or donating to one of these organizations.

  • Susan G. Koman Foundation whose mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.
  • St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital which is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
  • American Cancer Society that researches cancer and its causes to find more answers and better treatments while fighting for lifesaving policy changes.
  • Livestrong which helps survivors and caregivers get what they need, figures out how the system can be more person-centered, and asks innovators how we can bring impossible ideas to life.
  • American Institute for Cancer Research whose mission is to help Americans take action against cancer risk through your passion and generosity.
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