For nearly a century, the American Cancer Society has fought for every birthday threatened by every cancer in every community. By taking what we’ve learned through research and turning it into what we do, we have contributed to a 15 percent decrease in the overall cancer death rate between the early 1990s and 2005. That means that we helped avoid about 650,000 cancer deaths and created the potential for more birthday celebrations. Overall, 11 million cancer survivors in America will celebrate a birthday this year.
Take Care helped celebrate the lifesaving work that happens each and every day at the American Cancer Society in the fight against cancer. With our generous support and participation in the American Cancer Society Cattle Barons’ Ball we have helped to continue to save lives and create more birthdays by helping people to stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against a disease.
Text adapted from the American Cancer Society’s website.