CaroleHammett Posted April 14, 2008 Share Posted April 14, 2008 Almost every week, one of our family members or friends posts a notice here of the loss of a loved one to lung cancer, and each of those notices strikes hard. But the truth of the matter is that these notices are just a drop in the bucket: Over 400 Americans alone died of lung cancer yesterday. That's more than 3,000 of us within just the last week, of an estimated 160,000 this year.* I propose that each of us reading this message stop right now for a moment of silence in their honor (and the honor of millions more around the world) and also that we take a second moment to count our own blessings (If we're reading this, at least we're still alive). Carole NSCLC IIIB Squamous Dx 01/07 *Based on an estimated 90,810 men and 70,030 women dying in the U.S. this year according to "Cancer Facts and Figures 2008," American Cancer Society, http://www.cancer.org/downloads/STT/200 ... ecured.pdf Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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