Just over 2,000,000 people die annually in the United States. Cancer account for just over 500,000 deaths each year. Almost 40 years after President Richard M. Nixon declared the War on Cancer in 1971, 25% of all deaths each year are from cancer.
A March 19, 2010 Gallup poll result shows that the number of Americans living with cancer increased by 0.3 percentage points in 2009, an increase in 690,000 adults diagnosed with cancer.
The American Cancer Society estimates that a full third of all cancers are related to poor eating habits and lack of exercise. It’s time for each of us to take responsibility for our health. What can we do? Just get outside and do something; walk, ride a bicycle, play with your children and grandchildren, coach a youth sports program. Just do something. If you play with the Internet at all, go to http://www.presidentschallenge.com and create a free activity tracking account and start earning points towards President’s Challenge awards. You can monitor your own activities and compare yourself to others of age and gender by location. You can also join the Prostate Cancer Prevention Group, Group ID number 59216, join a local group in your area, or create your own group.
Go to http://www.29000men.org, click on the “Events” tab, and join us on one of our cycling adventures.
Keep the rubber side down, have fun, and stay healthy!