Hi! I've set this page up in an attempt to raise some funds for an organization that I hold very close to my heart - 'No Stomach for Cancer'.
In October of 2011, I lost my Grandfather to Stage 4 Stomach Cancer. He was diagnosed with this disease 1 short month before he passed away. Being completely in the dark about Stomach Cancer, I reached out to NSFC and they answered with open arms. NSFC set me on the right path to begin a journey of healing. They provided me with the resources I needed to conduct my own research, and to educate others about a disease that most people are unaware of. Through research I realized that Stomach Cancer is an agressive form of Cancer - early detection is key.
I will be participating in the November 2nd No Stomach for Cancer 2013 Walk to raise awareness, and to kick-off the beginning of November Stomach Cancer Awareness month. Each and every person educated has the potential to save a life - Know your risks. Know the facts. Be aware.
Here are some facts from NSFC:
• The American Cancer Society estimated that one
million people worldwide would be diagnosed
with stomach cancer in the year 2008, and that
800,000 would die from the disease.
• Stomach cancer is the 4th most common
malignancy in the world.
• Stomach cancer is the 2nd leading cause of
cancer mortality worldwide.
• About 21,520 new cases of stomach cancer were
estimated to be diagnosed in the United States
alone for the year 2011.
• Over 10,000 Americans were estimated to die
from stomach cancer in 2011.
• The estimated 5-year survival rate for stomach
cancer is only 22%.
• Approximately 1 in 114 men and women will
be diagnosed with stomach cancer in their
• The National Cancer Institute invested only
$12.4 million to fund stomach cancer research
• Only 0.26% of the National Cancer Institute’s
2008 budget was dedicated to stomach cancer.
• Stomach cancer received the least amount of
NCI research dollars in 2008 when compared
to all other cancers.
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