How can we make curing cancer a global priority?

When I was ten years old, my younger brother Jeff died of leukemia. Cancer kills 7 million people worldwide each year. Yet it is a treatable disease that—in time—is beatable. However, in today’s troubled global environment, valuable resources that would otherwise go to cancer research are frequently re-directed... show more When I was ten years old, my younger brother Jeff died of leukemia.

Cancer kills 7 million people worldwide each year. Yet it is a treatable disease that—in time—is beatable. However, in today’s troubled global environment, valuable resources that would otherwise go to cancer research are frequently re-directed by the crisis du jour.

What can we, as individuals and as a global community, do to focus & mobilize our governments to find the cures that will make cancer a fear of the past?

Click here to watch a video of Cindy explaining more you can do to help:
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Connect with others on this issue on Yahoo! Groups: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/cancercure/

Yahoo! Answers Staff note: This is the real Cindy Crawford! http://blog.360.yahoo.com/y_answrs_team?p=10399
Update: Dear Readers, Thanks to all of you who took the time to respond to my question. There were so many thoughtful responses, it was difficult to choose just one. The most important point to be made after viewing responses is, I believe, to take action. If everyone would do something in the fight against cancer,... show more Dear Readers,

Thanks to all of you who took the time to respond to my question. There were so many thoughtful responses, it was difficult to choose just one. The most important point to be made after viewing responses is, I believe, to take action. If everyone would do something in the fight against cancer, whether it’s to volunteer or donate to organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or to take the time to make our legislators aware of the need for resources to tackle this critical problem, we could succeed in finding cures.
Best wishes and be well, Cindy
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