It's been a while! I am still studying for my exam, it will be done on August 23rd and I will get back to regular blogging after that :)
I just wanted to do this post because it is an important cause and I should have done it earlier but I just have not had the chance between school and my exam. Alright onto the post.
A while ago my friend Abigail asked on twitter if anyone would like to use their online influence for a good cause, and I of course said yes! I'm all about that!
So when I got her email I knew I had to write about this cause, because this is the main reason I went into health care. Cancer.
I hate cancer with every fiber of my being and in my field, Nuclear Medicine, I deal with it every day. I've also lost some people in my life to it and have known close friends who have lost their loved ones to it as well.
What I'm here to talk about to you today is BOOTY BASH! This event is organized by the Don McQuaig foundation, which was created in memory of Don who lost his life at an early age to colorectal cancer. You can go HERE and read the details of the story of how and why this foundation was created.
In 2012, an estimated 23,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and 9,200 will die of it. Overall, colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in men and women combined. If detected early, this vicious disease is 90% curable.When I read this I just felt sick, and I knew I had to do my part to get the word out there. I would really just like to draw your attention to the last part of that, if detected early it is 90% curable. The problem is not many know to get checked and unfortunately get diagnosed at a late stage.
So to raise awareness I would like to invite you to Booty Bash 2012.
I myself unfortunately cannot attend because of my exam but I ask you to please please attend and if you cannot, get the word out there!
It really doesn't take much for each of you to help :)
Booty Bash 2012
Where: The Storys Building
When: August 10, 2012