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Feb 4: World Cancer Day

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It’s Friday and it’s my birthday weekend. Hard to believe it’s February already and my birthday is here again.  And tomorrow it’s World Cancer Day — What a great way to kick off the weekend.

World Cancer Day is this Saturday, 4 February 2012. It is the occassion to unite the world in the fight against the disease through raising awareness, educating the public, and lobbying for change. 

It is only by every person, organisation, and government, individually doing their part, that the world will be able to reduce the global cancer burden.

So get involved and do something this World Cancer Day – because Together it is possible! 

In light of what’s going on with Susan G. Komen Foundation  – if you are looking for another non-profit to support that helps breast cancer patients and cancer patients around the world, consider the American Cancer Society.  They do great work for support and research and deserve lots of support from all of us!

Do I look tired in this pic or what — I took it after my CrossFit workout. Mary, one of the mean bad girls of CrossFit reared her head this morning and holy crap – she is a force to be reckon’d with.  I mean who invented pistols aka a one legged squat?  Squats are tough enough, now let’s be evil and make em do it with one leg. Jeesh.  Thank goodness for scaling -balance, coordination and strength all wrapped into one seems to challenge me every time – but practice makes better!

Warmup

General Stretching
3x—
25 DUs
10 Squats
10 Push Ups
10 ?? (I can’t remember for the life of me!)

Skill

Pistols (one leg squats)
Handstands

WOD

Mary
20m AMRAP
5 HSPU
10 Pistols
15 Pull Ups

Total: 10

Today’s workout felt great. My kipping is coming along and boy it makes a difference when you are doing long workouts with lots of pull ups. It’s night and day and it’s so energizing to me. Every time I get the right momentum, inside I get all giddy. I so, so, so  needed some progress to reignite me and there it is. Now — on to the rest of my day so I can get ready for my big birthday celebration tomorrow with the CF girls of CrossFit Impavidus. Watch out World — Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Today is World Cancer Day

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World Cancer Day

My husband and our family continue our fight against colon cancer 6 months away from being officially ‘in remission. In our minds and in the course of our daily lives, we have already beat this horrible disease, that does not mean it is ever far from our thoughts. It colors everything in our lives — not to say that’s a completely bad thing either. It has brought us much appreciated perspective. It has given us the opportunity to meet new people who have enriched our lives. It has set priorities for us and made us realize how lucky we really are. It almost seems like what happened was a very bad dream that we are just waking up from.

Cancer has claimed so many wonderful, precious people. Moms, Dads, Sisters, Brothers — people taken way too early. Kids and adults — it doesn’t discriminate.

We need to do our part to stop the spread and increase in cancer rate. And there is a lot we can do for ourselves and our families. Yes –  it takes effort, time and patience — but the alternative sucks. Trust me —

February 4 Heralds an Historic Year in Cancer Control Amid a Rising Global Cancer Burden

Cancer is the leading cause of death around the world and kills more people than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. (WHO, 2007)The global burden is rising and, without action, the poorest countries will witness the largest increase in deaths.
Each year on February 4, the American Cancer Society supports the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) by promoting ways to ease the global cancer burden, with prevention as the perennial theme.

To mark the occasion on February 4, the Empire State Building will glow orange and blue – the colors of World Cancer Day – for the first time. The American Cancer Society chose the New York City landmark to herald an unprecedented global meeting on cancer and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The United Nations Summit on NCDs will assemble on September 19-20 to address the collective threat posed by cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases. Together, these illnesses account for 35 million deaths every year, with 80% of cases occurring in low- and middle-income countries.

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