Friday, November 11, 2011

American Cancer Society🚩

I was recently asked to speak at an American Cancer Society event in Gilbert.  A bit intimidated and hesitant I decided it would be good for me to take on the challenge.  I'm grateful I had Eric, Haleigh, Haleigh B, Kayla and my sister Sonya there for the moral support.  The ACS asked me to speak about my journey with cancer, and the programs that ACS offers cancer patients and their families.  This is all still so fresh in my mind, I was afraid I would just cry through the entire speech--I'm glad to say I didn't cry the whole time--just part of it.  It was surreal to actually speak to people about the journey I've had.

 October was National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and although I am a supporter of finding a cure, I also believe that every cancer deserves to be recognized and mentioned as much as breast cancer is.  Some of the largest money makers out there are doing just that MAKING MONEY and putting it  in their pockets, not using the money to go towards the cause, very few non profit organizations give 100% back to the cause, in fact one of the largest "non-profit" organizations made over 300 million dollars in 2010  and only 20% went into actual research or programs for breast cancer patients.  When people ask me about supporting breast cancer awareness month I always say I do support it but I always make sure where my money is going before I give to a non-profit organization.   ACS supports all research and 100% of all money made through fund raising goes right back into the programs they have for cancer patients and their families.. I LOVE IT.


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Anonymous said...

I just happened to stumble upon your blog while looking for something else. I hope you don't mind me commenting. I don't know your situation with cancer but I suggest you watch Dr. Burzynski on Net Flix if you have it. It's a documentary on how he has been able to help MANY people with cancer. He still practices in Arizona. It's an amazing documentary, partly sad because like you said, there are many out there fundraising all in good "name" for a cause but don't necessarily give to the programs it proclaims it does.

Anonymous said...

I wish I could have been there for your speech! I have been volunteering for the NAU Relay for Life committee for the past three years. We are the group of students that put together the wonderful Relay event up here on campus. I have grown to love ACS and all it stands for. I am glad to see that they are getting you involved. I know you live in Gilbert but if you ever want to come up to Flagstaff (the weather is beautiful up here!) and speak we would truly enjoy it! By the way this is Marissa Inzunza (I was friends with Kaitlyn growing up hopefully you remember me!). Feel free to email me if you are interested. My email is

I have been following your story through your blogs and admire you for all you have gone through. You are one strong woman!

P.S. I think about your Christmas cookies every year around the holidays. It must be the true fat kid in me!

-Marissa Inzunza