Wednesday, May 28, 2008

It is estimated that 1 of every 2 men and 1 of every 3 women with be diagnosed with cancer in his or her lifetime. Unfortunately nearly all of us know someone who has been touched by cancer. Personally, I have a grandmother who is a survivor and a Great Uncle who is currently battling cancer. For too many of us, the topic is even more personal.

There is a newly launched website,, that was created by the big 3 networks, ABC, NBC and CBS, to raise funds for cancer research. They have banned together to light a fire among the public and raise money to find a cure. With government dollars for research dwindling, it is time for all of us to get involved. Imagine our children inheriting a world in which cancer and cure go hand in hand.

At you can find research news, make a donation, and launch a star to honor someone who has been diagnosed with cancer. Special programming is also scheduled on the three networks for September 5th at 8PM.

For more information check out the American Cancer Society site or the National Cancer Institute.

What does this have to do with homeschooling? When I thought about posting this to my site, I hesitated thinking it didn't fit into my theme, nor is it a topic on which I have much expertise. But, my overwhelming feeling is that this disease has devastated far too many people and getting the word out about this new effort may help the fight. Our philosophy on homeschooling is that learning is a way of life. It's part of every day, not something you do for several hours 5 days a week. And children are not exempt from the effects of cancer. Education and early detection are important parts of the battle. This issue can be broken down to age appropriate levels. And, rather than being trivialized or clouded by whispers it should be openly discussed and carefully examined so that it can finally be eradicated.


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