Every year in the United States 1,685,210 people are given terrifying, life-changing news: they have cancer. This year my dad was one of those people. We are fighting back! We have all lost a loved one, or know someone who has lost a loved one, to cancer. My dad is lucky, because recent cancer research has improved the treatment options for his type of cancer. It will be a hard fight, but it is one we know he can win. Many others are not so lucky. Every day more than 1,500 American families lose a loved one to cancer. Help us fight back against cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society! Together, we can save lives.