Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The Countdown to Relay: The Cure

Sunset at the Relay For Life of Tacoma, May 2008
as Willie Stewart was receiving the Tom Mosich Leadership Award

A few things under the theme "did you know"...
  • Fifty years ago, of those diagnosed with cancer - just one in four survived (25%)
  • Thanks to medical breakthroughs, now 2 in 3 survive (66%)
  • The American Cancer Society is the largest non-governmental source of cancer research funds in the United States
  • Relay For Life is the largest health-related fundraiser in the world
  • An excellent piece on where our fundraising dollars go in Washington is found here

As Dr. John Seffrin, CEO of the American Cancer Society, said at our Relay in 2004...

"We now know that our lifelong journey
to find the cure
is neither a sprint nor a marathon;
it is a relay - our Relay For Life."

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