This is a sponsored conversation from The Motherhood written by Bridgette of Experimental Mommy. All opinions remain 100% my own.
While in college and starting to plan my career path, I decided to major in Biology. Most of my classmates were going on to apply to Medical or Nursing School, but I knew that wasn’t the path for me. I wanted to contribute to research to help cure the diseases the patients were fighting. More specifically, I wanted to help cure cancer. Admittedly, this was a lofty goal but I felt ready for the challenge.
I completed not only my Bachelor of Science in Biology but continued to receive my Master of Science in Molecular Biology while also taking classes at LSU Health Sciences Center. What I learned in these courses and also by watching a good friend of mine successfully complete Medical School while taking on cancer related research was inspiring.
Ultimately, my career in research led me down a different path to contribute to my New Orleans community but I am fortunate to have seen first hand the difference scientific knowledge can make in fighting cancer.
Better research=more cancer survivors
That is a simple equation. Research is at the heart of the mission of the American Cancer Society which has been finding answers that save lives. In fact, no single nongovernmental, not-for-profit organization in the United States has invested more to find the causes and cures of cancer. One hundred years ago, this organization began the fight of a lifetime – the fight to end cancer – and they are determined to Finish the Fight to give people more birthdays and more time to accomplish their “Life Lists.”
We want to give people everywhere more of life’s special moments – more proud accomplishments, dreams come true, and birthdays celebrated.
The American Cancer Society would like you to create your own Life List and share it with your family and friends. It takes less than 5 minutes by following these easy steps:
- Visit facebook.com/AmericanCancerSociety
- Add Your Accomplishments – Things you’ve done
- Add Your Aspirations – What you still want to accomplish
- Add your hope for the future of cancer
- Add your photo – Use your Facebook profile photo, or upload another
- Display your life list proudly, share it with your friends, and MAKE SOME NOISE!
What’s on your life list? What accomplishments are you proud of and what legacy do you want to leave behind?