We really live in a mixed up, crazy world and sometimes it seems life is literally out of control. I would rather focus on the good things and the good people out there making a difference in the world. This past weekend Relay for Life was in our area and it had great success! “The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life movement is the world’s largest and most impactful fundraising event to end cancer. It unites communities across the globe to celebrate people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and take action to finish the fight once and for all.”
Hall County held their event at North Georgia College on Friday, May 13. It was a very successful evening. I’m very proud of my community! Did you know that Gwinnett County has the largest Relay for Life chapter in the world? They raised over 1.4 million dollars and hope to reach their goal of raising over 2 million before the summer is over! Whoa Baby!! Watch a video clip here that highlights what it was all about.
We all know someone touched by cancer and Relay for Life is one way to participate in your own community to raise funds for cancer research. Check out your local area to see when they will host this annual fund raiser. Please participate in some way. You can support Relay for Life by buying participants T shirts, raffles, or even homemade baked goods being sold. You can also become a team captain and get a booth organized. The American Cancer Society saves more than 500 lives a day!
Get the whole family out there and let your children see that we all need get involved and to give back. It’s a great event for families because it’s a blast with music, dancing, face painting, jumpy houses, and many other things to check out! Let’s get the ” ME, ME, ME” mentality out of our mindset and start thinking about others!
The importance of Relay for Life really hit close to home this past weekend as I attended a funeral of a close family friend that was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2000. This friend walked the Susan B. Komen walk for breast cancer many times in several different states to raise awareness and funds for research. Her cancer moved from her breast, to her lung, to her brain. She was a fighter and totally inspiring to all that knew her. Even while she was undergoing chemotherapy she was out there walking for the cause. She will be greatly missed by all of us!
Could you imagine a world with-OUT cancer? A world where we wouldn’t lose loved ones to the big “C”. It’s a global problem! I hope you realize that “YOU” are in control of your own destiny. We all can take a step closer to a cancer free world by living a healthier lifestyle today! Choices you make today can make a difference in your future.
Remember “What you sow, you will reap.” Galatians 6:7. It might take years for a tumor to show up in your body. Cancer is usually slow growing and it may take 7 or more years for you to even have an indication that something is wrong. To put it simply, cancer is caused by mutant cells duplicating. There are many things causing your cells to become mutant, such as toxins, processed foods, smoking, alcohol, etc.
The great news is that most cancers can be reversed!!! There is a great series called “The Truth About Cancer“ that is amazing and eye opening! I think everyone should watch it, especially those that have had a diagnosis. I would highly recommend checking this series out because it will be life changing! I promise you will learn something new!!
Here are some things you need to do on a daily basis to stay healthy: drink plenty of water, eat a healthy diet, (limit meat to a few times a week), limit sugar intake, eat healthy fats, exercise, and get 7-8 hours a sleep a night. Take daily supplements (I have the best ones to offer you so contact me if you would like to know more), get outside and soak up 20-30 minutes of sun exposure a day without sunscreen and as much of your body exposed as possible (not at peek sun time), and find something you are passionate about!!
I make this sound really easy as I write all this down, but I know it is not!! I struggle like everyone to make wise choices too! We all CAN do this! There’s a book out there that I would recommend called “You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life! Written by Jen Sincero. Start today! Just make one change! Baby steps!
When is was thinking of a title for today’s blog, my first thought was “Could you imagine?”, then the song titled “I Can Only Imagine” popped into my head. I have included it below. It’s a beautiful song so I hope you check it out.
I hope you are still cleaning out those closets for “servamillion.org.” Help provide meals for folks in Kenya by cleaning out old clothes. Each large bag is worth 55 meals. Drops off sights are listed on the website. If you have any bags of clothes and would like to bring them to me, I will be happy to take them over to our local drop off spot. The collection ends May 31st!
Have a great week! Give someone you love a hug!