This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Cancer Society.
I seem to be having a lot of conversations about cancer lately. It's everywhere, suddenly. My friends and my family. Everyone's been touched by it one way or another. The Day family has completely revamped the way we live in recent months, in large part due to the awareness that we've found ourselves surrounded with. This noise about the lifestyle of our nation is coming to a head. I know you've heard all the latest buzz words: Monsanto, GMOs, chemicals. The roar around health is growing and growing. It's astounding to see this resurgence of interest, a backlash against the hushing of statistics. Facts and awareness are suddenly where it's at. Parents crave knowledge for the next generation. People are working to better themselves. And it's all through collective conversations that build on each other like dominoes.
I'm also having a lot of conversations about Some Boy's birthday, oddly enough. He's almost 2! We're having a little party for him to celebrate this weekend. What a strange meshing of realities, right? Celebrating progress while at the same time mourning loss. But that's the way of life. Without those celebrations, what's the point? Why not embrace the joy of living?
The American Cancer Society is turning 100 years old on May 22nd of this year. Now that is something to celebrate! Since its founding by 15 determined business leaders and physicians in 1913, the American Cancer Society has led the way in saving lives and creating more birthdays. They've contributed to a 20% decline in cancer death rates over the last century, saving 1.2 million lives. Their work helped lead to a 50% drop in smoking since the 1960's. They question the things that society in general doesn't stop to think about, and that leads to more lives saved, more birthdays.
Happy birthday, American Cancer Society!
This post is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. All opinions are my own.