Have you noticed friends turning their Facebook profile pictures purple? Purple is the color of hope in the fight against cancer – and companies, organizations and individuals across social media are tinting their profile pictures purple to show their support. Chevrolet will generously donate up to $1,000,000 to the American Cancer Society today: $1 for every individual who turns their profile purple through their “Purple Roads” app. (like with many Facebook apps, permissions are required – so be sure to read the requirements first.) Click here for Chevrolet’s 2014 Super Bowl commercial supporting World Cancer Day.
This year’s focus on World Cancer Day is debunking the myths that surround cancer:
- Myth: “We don’t need to talk about cancer.” Fact: Talking about cancer can be difficult, but it is extremely important. Openly discussing cancer increases understanding and support for those battling the disease. It also drives funding and research that ultimately improves cancer outcomes.
- Myth: “There are no signs or symptoms of cancer.” Fact: Signs and symptoms are present for many different cancers, which makes symptom awareness extremely important. Screenings and early detection have a profound impact on the cancer survival rate.
- Myth: “There’s nothing I can do about cancer.” Fact: With healthy lifestyle choices and appropriate cancer screening, one third of the most common cancers can be prevented! Quitting smoking, making healthy food choices, maintaining a healthy body weight and getting enough exercise can significantly reduce the risk of many cancers
- Myth: “I don’t have the right to cancer care.” Fact: Absolutely everyone has the right to quality cancer treatment and care, no matter our age or income level. The American Cancer Society is dedicated to fighting cancer worldwide.
Cancer touches all of us. Many of TotalHomeCareSupplies’ customers, staff and family members are cancer fighters and survivors, and we are proud to celebrate hope together today. For resources and support, visit the American Cancer Society and the Total Home Care Supplies blog. For low cost, high quality products that support your medical supply needs, visit TotalHomeCareSupplies.com.