Natasha Stevanovich ‘17- According to the annual cancer statistics report from the American Cancer Society, about 1,665,540 new cases of cancer swept the nation, and 585,720 deaths devastated families in the year 2014 alone.

“It makes me feel like we should do something as a community,” Jacob Yestrepsky ’16 said. “It also shows how important watchdog week really is.” 

Belief is an important part of every patient’s journey. It’s different based on the person. They believe things will get better, they believe that there are people working hard every day to find a cure, to help save their life and the lives of many others.

According to the American Cancer Society, cancer-related deaths declined by 20% since 2006. This remarkable data proves that doctors, through their research, continuously find more effective treatments to defeat this illness. This is why we still have a reason to believe

A bright light shines at the end of the tunnel. Believe in something, hope; cling to it. Because it carries the weak, and the strong, even through the darkest of times. It’s okay to be afraid, all humans experience fear, but never let fear dominate.  No one is ever alone, family and friends are there to show support. Give each other strength, give each other something to believe in. Build relationships, stand up for a cause. Stand up against cancer.

“Watchdog week is important to me because it makes me believe there is hope to find a cure.” says Angelina Lulati ‘16.

This week during Watchdog week we’re all a part of something beautiful, we unite as one to show that we believe. We believe we can find a cure, and that a normal life is never out of reach after the suffering yet strength of many. We believe in standing together as a group, a team, a school, a community. We successfully find inspiration year after year, anywhere, in anything, or in anyone. Which is why in 2009 when watchdog week made its debut, and we took that first step, we took our stand against what’s caused so much pain and suffering for generations.

Together we can be the unbroken. Together we can be the generation who found a cure.


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