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Sep 7, 2011
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Here are a few facts to know about cancer: the big C kills more people globally than AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria combined and is already likely the leading cause of death by 2011.

How it all boiled down to such circumstances is already out of the question. But there’s one thing we can do about it – make sure this disease becomes a global priority.

Doing so will help raise self-awareness and find innovative ways to support people affected by cancer. Even more so, it just might end the stigma that many survivors face. For one, supporting the Livestrong organization would be one heck of a start.

A little education for the unaware: Livestrong was founded in 1997 by cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong, and has a global aim of connecting individuals with the support they need, leveraging funding and resources to spur innovation and engaging communities to drive social change.

This brings us to the organization’s local counterpart called Livestrong Day Philippines, which will be having its 2011 Run-Race-Ride “Wear Yellow Day” on Sunday, October 2, at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig.

Featuring cancer supporters, survivors, celebrities, bikers, and runners, this one-day triathlon event will coincide with over a thousand other Livestrong Day events from all over the world operating on the same date – all for the sake of fighting cancer.

The day will kick off with a run starting at 4am, followed by a criterium road race at 6am, and will finish with a critical mass ride at 8 in the morning. By joining this event alone, we can make it our day’s mission, if not our life’s mission, to inspire and empower anyone affected by cancer.

We say that’s a quite a small effort for changing and saving lives’ sake. To learn more about Livestrong Day, visit www.livestrongdayph.com.

WORDS BY MIKEY AGULTO
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