how to save a life.......
I recently learned of something called Give Love Give Life.
It was a benefit concert held in February for ovarian cancer research and awareness. Musician/actor John Trudell founded the campaign. His longtime partner Marcia Labertrom came up with the idea for a concert to raise money and awareness. She fought ovarian cancer for seven years, and died just a few weeks before the concert. John's mother also died of ovarian cancer. He was only six years old at the time.
John, along with his good friends Jackson Browne and Willie Nelson starred. 2007 was the second year for this concert. They plan to continue yearly. One hundred percent of the net proceeds from the concert is given to the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Research Institute.
Every seven minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed (usually after losing precious time to a misdiagnosis) with a gynecological cancer--200 per day--over 80,000 per year. The American Cancer Society states that over 80 women a day die from such cancers--over 30,000 per year.
Increasing research and awareness will lead to better detection and treatment and ultimately save many women's lives.
What can You do about this? Spread the word- pass on your knowledge. Every time we do that, we raise awareness. And by raising awareness, you might just save a life.....