Thankful to be a part of Team Julia as we join the ranks of cancer charities around the world determined to end cancer and bring help to those in the cancer battle right now. And thankful for the legion of people who support our mission through sacrificial giving year in and year out.
While thankful for everything on the list above, I am reminded of how much work still needs to be done. As long as cancer still exists our mission must advance. So we press on with gratitude for any accomplishments (however small) even as we remain steadfast in the fight.
Richard Sherman is talking trash again, and his latest target could be his toughest yet.
Sherman has signed on as a spokesman for the Swedish Cancer Institute, reprising his famous post-NFC championship rant to spread the word in a video posted to YouTube about Swedish’s new Personalized Medicine Program and public awareness campaign. The program combines advanced medical treatment based on the unique, molecular signature of a patient’s cancer with individualized care designed to serve each patient’s physical and emotional health.
“Hey, cancer! You want to know what happens when the Swedish Cancer Institute comes after you? Game!” Sherman says in the 30-second video. “Swedish Cancer Institute is the best in the game, and when you try with some weak cancer cells like that, that’s the result. They can intercept the genetic profile of a cancer cell and then prescribe the personalized therapy. That’s not mediocre. That’s extraordinary.”
Here’s the video referenced above:
Always grateful when someone uses their platform for causes greater than themselves. Thank you Richard Sherman for joining the fight against cancer!
We love the grassroots movement that is Team Julia! People of all ages are taking their various talents and leveraging them for the advance of our mission.
The latest example of this comes through young people making bracelets for Team Julia. Thank you Gwen, Logan, Jacob, Bella, Mia, Meg, and Mari for your selfless work for the end of cancer! Together, you have already raised nearly $200 for the advance of our research and benevolence work!
Whether bracelets, quilts, cookies, music, song, dance, or sport, people are finding a way to contribute to the fight against cancer. What talent do you have that could be put into this vital work?
If you’re in the Whatcom County area, please mark your calendars for Saturday, February 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the Team Julia Benefit Concert at Meridian High School.
We are deeply grateful for the vision and leadership of one high schooler who is dedicating his senior project to the work of Team Julia! David Anderson has brought together some of his most talented family and friends for an evening of music and dance at Meridian High School. David is doing this not only to fulfill his senior project requirement at Meridian High School, but also to raise support for our mission of research and benevolence. Thank you, David. We are more hopeful for the future of cancer care when we see young leaders like yourself dedicating your time and talent to charitable organizations like Team Julia. We’re praying your work will inspire countless others to do likewise!
To learn more about this incredible undertaking, please see the Facebook event page entitled, “Team Julia Benefit Concert.” We look forward to seeing you there!
Death rates continued to decline for all cancers combined for men and women of all major racial and ethnic groups and for most major cancer sites; rates for both sexes combined decreased by 1.5% per year from 2001 through 2010. Overall incidence rates decreased in men and stabilized in women. The prevalence of comorbidity was similar among cancer-free Medicare beneficiaries (31.8%), breast cancer patients (32.2%), and prostate cancer patients (30.5%); highest among lung cancer patients (52.9%); and intermediate among colorectal cancer patients (40.7%). Among all cancer patients and especially for patients diagnosed with local and regional disease, age and comorbidity level were important influences on the probability of dying of other causes and, consequently, on overall survival. For patients diagnosed with distant disease, the probability of dying of cancer was much higher than the probability of dying of other causes, and age and comorbidity had a smaller effect on overall survival.
While death rates continue to decline for all cancers, there is still much work to do. For one new cancer case is too many, one more death from cancer is too much.
We hope you read the report with an eye to what you can do in the New Year in the war against cancer. Together we can help make cancer a thing of the past. What a report that will be!
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