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World Cancer Day: Chevrolet to donate $1 for each Facebook profile turned purple

Facebook member, Jennifer Hall,  goes purple for loved ones with cancer
Facebook member, Jennifer Hall, goes purple for loved ones with cancer
Personal photo - Jennifer Hall

Today, February 4, 2014, has been set aside as World Cancer Day to recognize those who are cancer survivors.

If you could, would you give one million dollars to help defeat cancer? Well you can and it won't even cost you one dollar. Chevrolet is ready to foot the total amount with your help - if for one day you will change your profile photo to purple on your Facebook page.

For the details on how you can go purple and honor cancer survivors on your Facebook page check out details at this site? Go to the site and follow the simple instructions. It will take a few minutes for your profile to change. Chevrolet will donate $1.00 for each change - up to one million dollars. There are also instructions on how to change your profile back to its original color.

While many more people have been surviving cancer in recent times, it is still not enough. There is an answer for everything under the sun – and there is an “Answer to Cancer!”

From a medical standpoint, prevention, early detection, research, better treatments, and more affordable health care (that is only between the doctor and patient) are key. The love and support of family and friends are vital to the well being of any cancer patient regardless of the type of cancer.

It is highly probable that not a single soul on the face of the earth has not, in some way, been affected by some type of cancer – either personally or because of someone they love.

Chevrolet had been a close supporter and ally of the American Cancer Society in their many efforts to help early detection, to help when the dreaded disease is detected, and to help finance more research.

For one hundred years the American Cancer Society has been leading the way to transform cancer from deadly to preventable.

Their web sites are the most comprehensible and informative way to educate yourself about this deadly disease – from prevention, to diet, to treatments, etc.

Today they are featuring a special article in recognition of World Cancer Day by giving insight into myths about cancer and then the truth.

Myth 1: We don’t need to talk about cancer.

Truth: While cancer can be a difficult topic to address, particularly in some cultures and settings, dealing with the disease openly can improve outcomes at an individual, community and policy level. The American Cancer Society has lots of pointers for talking about cancer, whether it’s with friends and family, your doctor, or others.

Myth 2: Cancer… There are no signs or symptoms.

Truth: For many cancers, there are warning signs and symptoms and the benefits of early detection are indisputable.

Myth 3: There is nothing I can do about cancer.

Truth: There is a lot that can be done at an individual, community and policy level, and with the right strategies, a third of the most common cancers can be prevented. Avoiding tobacco, maintaining a healthy body weight, eating right and getting enough exercise, and getting appropriate cancer screening tests can all make a significant difference.

Myth 4: I don’t have the right to cancer care.

Truth: All people have the right to access proven and effective cancer treatments and services on equal terms, and without suffering hardship as a consequence. The American Cancer Society is committed to fighting cancer worldwide.

Today, as in any other day, would be a good time to call someone you know who is a cancer survivor or someone who is still fighting the battle. Prayers and loving support from family and friends can go a long way in bringing peace to those who have been so adversely affected by this evil disease. ~~~~

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