According to the American Cancer Society in the United States there are about 1,700,000 new cancer diagnosis each year. Thank you to enormous advancements with the treatments the majority of patients win. The first real push I recall for funding cancer research was done on the ESPN stage by Jimmy Valvano- Never Give Up. One of my favorite childhood memories was from 1983 when NC State upset Houston to win the National Championship. I was on a fishing trip with my dad and brothers. Today his message at the ESPYS is one of my favorite public speeches to watch. I get goose bumps every time I see this. While their are many winners against this disease, we can not stop moving forward. Roughly 600,000 lose their lives each year to this disease.
This week I was reminded how deadly this disease can be. Our dear friends Rachel Flammer lost her father to this disease. Our prayers are with Rachel, Greg and their entire family. He fought strong.
Thank you again to all those who have raised awareness. I continue to feel fantastic. This is a big week for us. We have the first post treatment scan. In my heart I feel I am responding favorably.
Regardless of the medical advancements we have made, there are things in your diet that you can do to impact your success. See the picture below to see how we should eat.
Let’s take responsibility and keep fighting together.
Make it an awesome day.