I didn't get to celebrate my 50th birthday in a manner in which I would have liked to, and as a matter of fact, in nearly 58 years I've never had a birthday party in my entire life, either as a child or as an adult. I was homeless at the time of my 50th and had been pre-diagnosed with possible ovarian cancer. After a battery of tests - thank you Obamacare! - and a few scares, as well as a second opinion, my results came back benign even though I do have some small latent tumors here and there to deal with. With all of the financial incentives in place that help to create different cancers, we can only fight fire with fire by investing as much money or more to help fight it and to help bring down the incentives that create environments for cancers to thrive. I am decreeing December 7, 2017 -my 58th Birthday- as Annual Shereen's Big 58th Day to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society to continue to diagnose, treat, and get to the root of and eliminate the causes of cancer in our society. Let's " Party with a Purpose " -- You don't even have to leave home to do it. Let's see if we can raise that target $1,000 on or before December 7 with your donation, large or small, or even more!