One hundred years ago, in 1913, Rosa Parks, Vince Lombardi and Burt Lancaster were born. That same year the post office began making parcel post deliveries, stainless steel was invented, Woodrow Wilson succeeded William Taft as President of the United States, both the 16th and 17th amendments were ratified, Henry Ford introduced the first moving assembly line and the first prize was found in a Cracker Jack box. And in 1913, the American Cancer Society was founded.
Last week the American Cancer Society celebrated it’s 100th birthday. While we still have a long way to go to ensure that all cancer patients survive, today we praise their accomplishments over the past 100 years. There have been great strides in the fight against cancer, from advancements towards better detection and more effective techniques for fighting the disease. So we stand with the American Cancer Society as they vow to continue their mission to save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures, and fighting back.
If you too would like to stand with the ACS, please consider taking a quick online pledge to help the American Cancer Society in some way during their 100th year. Together, we can finish the fight against cancer.
Also, please join us as we celebrate with a Twitter party today at 2:00 pm EST using the hashtag #FinishTheFight. You can join the conversation online or RSVP here.
Congrats to the American Cancer Society and many thanks to The Motherhood for sponsoring this post.