Archive | July, 2010

Katie Couric’s Global Cancer Campaign

24 Jul
Couric has recently broadened her campaign beyond

Loving The Discussion on Philanthropy w/ Katie Couric

colon cancer (her husband died of colon cancer in 1998) , told the Global Forum audience in South Africa during the World Cup that cancer has become “an equal opportunity disease.” While developed countries once accounted for 80% of the world’s cancer cases, developing countries now account for more than half. And by the end of the decade, Couric said, two-thirds of cancer cases will belong to the developing world.No place is hit harder than Africa, which will get a disproportionate share of the killer disease. While positive trends in Africa — like urbanization and greater longevity — lift cancer rates here, the continent is ill-eqipped to deal with the problem. In Africa, Couric says, for every 10 people who are diagnosed with cancer every year, eight people die!!!!

When I was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2004 I had no idea what that even meant — today I am happy to say I am cancer free & that now there is no time like the present to become informed & do routine check-ups, visit your doctor regularly & hey freakn start thinking about what you eat — we truly ARE what we eat!

And for the record, I have a crush on Katie 🙂