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* Because we are interested in promoting wellness, we will integrate medicine with performing arts, arts and crafts, agriculture, recreation, nature, and social service.
-- Patch Adams

If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or fight like hell.
- Lance Armstrong

Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer.
-- Warren Beatty

Time is shortening. But every day that I challenge this cancer and survive is a victory for me.
-- Ingrid Bergman

Cancer victims who don't accept their fate, who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy what little time they have left.
-- Ingrid Bergman

I have been a vegetarian for about 10 years. And it really was due to the reading that I did. And they explain so that you understand why it's important for the planet's survival along with compassion for animals. It certainly made it much easier for me. I lost weight really fast. My mother died from cancer so this is all very personal to me. And I just would like the planet to be a better place. And I think you'll find a vegetarian diet to be really incredible these days.
-- Linda Blair

* Understanding how DNA transmits all it knows about cancer, physics, dreaming and love will keep man searching for some time.
-- David R. Brower



We're going to raise a lot of money for cancer awareness, give some to the American Cancer Society and hopefully make a big difference.
-- LL Cool J

Cancer is a word, not a sentence.
- John Diamond

We are losing the war against cancer. The prohibition of new carcinogenic products, reduction of toxins in use, and right-to-know laws - these are among the legislative proposals which could reverse the cancer epidemic.
-- Samuel Epstein


I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently living with a cancer that is under control.
-- Geraldine Ferraro


* Medical science has proven time and again that when the resources are provided, great progress in the treatment, cure, and prevention of disease can occur.
~Michael J. Fox

* Even though I'm not running anymore, we still have to try to find a cure for cancer. Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now.
-- Terry Fox

Our meaning is to make our little planet Earth a better place to live, to stop wars, disarm nuclear missiles, to stop diseases, AIDS, plague, cancer and to stop pollution.
-- Uri Geller

* "Licensing a nuclear power plant is in my view, licensing random premeditated murder. First of all, when you license a plant, you know what you're doing--so it's premeditated. You can't say, "I didn't know." Second, the evidence on radiation-producing cancer is beyond doubt. I've worked fifteen years on it [as of 1982], and so have many others. It is not a question any more: radiation produces cancer, and the evidence is good all the way down to the lowest doses." -- Dr. John Gofman

"Ionizing radiation may well be the most important single cause of cancer, birth defects and genetic disorders... The stakes for human health are very, very high in radiation matters. It is essential that people take no chance that conflict-of-interest is producing radiation databases which cannot be trusted."
-- John Gofman

* Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts - it's what you do with what you have left.
-- Hubert Humphrey

* I think it's important for me as an actor that I say these are the issues I'm going to be committed to. One of them for me is women and children's health around the world and their rights;the other is ovarian cancer.
-- Nicole Kidman

* It's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
-- Abraham Lincoln

When I hear a guy lost a battle to cancer, that really did bother me, that that's a term. It implies that he failed and that somebody else that defeated cancer is heroic and courageous.
-- Norm MacDonald

* “Just can't live that negative way...make way for the positive day!”
-- Bob Marley

My cancer scare changed my life. I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.
- Olivia Newton-John

* Hope -- Hope in the face of difficulty. Hope in the face of uncertainty. The audacity of hope! -- Barack Obama

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow.
- Dan Rather

* "Once you choose hope, anything's possible. "
-- Christopher Reeve

* Your emotional state has a tremendous amount to do with sickness, health and well-being. For years, my husband and I lived on -- and because of -- hope.
-- Dana Reeve

* You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

* You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best that you have to give.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

* When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt

What cancer does is, it forces you to focus, to prioritize, and you learn what's important. I mean, I don't sweat the small stuff. I used to get angry at cab drivers. It's not worth it.... And when somebody says you have cancer, you realize it's all small stuff.
- Joel Siegel

* Hope is a powerful emotion that gives us strength and helps us through trying and difficult times. With hope, we believe that things will get better, and we find the courage to keep trying.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

* The thought that life could be better is woven indelibly into our hearts and our brains.”
-- Paul Simon


If we had pursued what President Nixon declared in 1970 as the war on cancer, we would have cured many strains. I think Jack Kemp would be alive today. And that research has saved or prolonged many lives, including mine.
-- Arlen Specter

* “Children who grow up getting nutrition from plant foods rather than meats have a tremendous health advantage. They are less likely to develop weight problems, diabetes, high blood pressure and some forms of cancer”
-- Dr. Benjamin Spock

* A society is judged by the way it cares for its most vulnerable citizens. As an American, I am ashamed that we have turned out backs on millions of our children. I want to do my part to rectify this terrible situation.
-- Marlo Thomas

* Every child deserves a chance at a life filled with love, laughter, friends and family. We are working to find the cures that will give these youngsters a fighting chance. When a child or parent faces an uncertain disease like cancer, they can find hope at St. Jude -- a place where miracles can and do happen.
-- Marlo Thomas

* Drag your thoughts away from your troubles... by the ears, by the heels, or any other way you can manage it.
-- Mark Twain


World Cancer Day - February 4

Cancer Survivors Day - 1st Sunday in June

World Health Day - April 7




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