Saturday, August 29, 2009


I just finished the first draft of the Cancer Institiute of New Jersey (CINJ) Survivor Advisory Board's LIVESTRONG DAY 2009 PROCLAMATION which we plan on submitting to Governor Corzine to make October 2, 2009 offically LIVESTRONG Day in the state of New Jersey. I used our friends from LIVESTRONG Army NH Seacoast proclamation from last years LIVESTRONG Day as our template.

On Tuesday I will attend the CINJ Survivor Advisory Board's meeting and will work with the other survivors on the Advisory Board to make enhancements with hopes of getting CINJ to back the effort and help us to get the Governor to sign the proclamation. This will not be an easy task, but we will give it all we got!

Did you know this about cancer in NJ? According to the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services, cancer is the leading cause of death in New Jersey for all age groups between ages 25 and 85. The ACS states in 2009 New Jersey will have the ninth highest overall cancer incidence rate (42,920 total) among the 50 states and the District of Columbia.

We have so much to do. We have to take action now!