Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Grey Matters!

Will you do me a favor? Please sign {THIS PETITION}

...this morning 566 out of 2012...this only takes a minute to fill out...my dad could still be with us today if research was funded for Glioblastoma Multiforme {GBM}...SO MANY people know nothing about Brain Tumors...together we can spread AWARENESS...
{...a glimpse at my dad's 1st year fighting this terrible disease...a true hero in every sense of the word...never complaining...looking to God for comfort...praying...never giving in and giving up...FIGHTING to the very end...}

...what this petition wants to do is INCREASE BRAIN TUMOR AWARENESS: the Gray Ribbon represents Brain Tumor Awareness...however many people are not familiar with this!

The goal is to make the GREY RIBBON just as important and recognizable as the pink...people of all races and all ages are dying at an alarming rate!!! It is time to make Brain Cancer Awareness a priority not an option! I've had my GREY RIBBON on my car for the last year...trying to build awareness in my community...every little bit counts...

I also would like to state that I know and have many friends and have had family members suffer from breast cancer and I am not saying it is not important and doesn't deserve the recognition it receives...it's just that Brain Cancer is one of the orphan cancers...which means it is not given a lot of recognition or awareness...it's time to change that...

Here are some facts about Brain Cancer and Brain Tumors:

• Brain tumors strike men, women, and children of any race, at any age.
•Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among children under the age of twenty.
•Symptoms of a brain tumor may include: headaches, seizures, cognitive or personality changes, eye weakness, nausea, speech disturbances, or memory loss.
• An MRI is the best diagnostic tool for accurately detecting a brain tumor.
•More than 600,000 people in the United States are currently living with a primary brain tumor.
• There are more than 120 different types of brain tumors, which is one reason why treating them is so difficult.
•Both malignant and non-malignant brain tumors can have a severe and debilitating impact on quality of life.
•Only one out of three adults diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor today will be alive in five years.
•Brain tumors are the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among males up to age 39.
•Brain tumors are the fifth leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women ages 20-39.
•A brain tumor patient’s outcome depends on several factors, including the type of tumor, location, response to treatment, age, and overall health.
•Brain tumor treatments, which can include surgery, radiation therapy, and chemotherapy, may have life-altering side effects.
•Brain tumors in children are different from those in adults and are often treated differently.
•More than 72% of children with brain tumors will survive; however, they are often left with life-long physical, psychological, and/or cognitive deficits.

{Don't forget to click on the link above and sign the petition today...it only takes a minute...and it could help save the life of someone you love...}

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