Cancer is a group of diseases that currently afflicts almost 20 million new people every single year. Our aim is to decrease the global burden of cancer through public education, scientific research, and genetic and environmental cancer risk assessment tailored to individuals and families.
Did you know that at least 40% of cancers are preventable? Also, genetic testing is available to determine whether you qualify for special screening that can lead to early detection and better outcomes for those that are not prevented.
It takes a lot of education to teach people that preventing cancer is even possible! This giving season, why not buy a gift that will raise funds to extend that education and information to more people? We are changing hearts and minds one person at a time, and it requires all of us to participate. Together, WE CAN make a difference!
With heartfelt passion and dedication,
The Cancer Prevention Movement Team
This inspirational sterling silver charm is available to you for $24.99
This wonderful message will not only keep you in a positive frame of mind, but it starts the process of shifting our thinking about cancer. And, you will have the satisfaction that you are doing something to contribute to an ending of cancer as we know it by 2030. What a great gift for an existing charm bracelet, necklace, or keychain, or as a keepsake all by itself!
Buy one for yourself, then purchase more for those you love, and send this important message to all while supporting the vision of the Cancer Prevention Movement: a Cancer-Free World!
Description: Sterling silver plated heart charm reading “Together We Can Make A Difference”. Measures approximately 5/8 inch tall.
We are also offering a 17-inch sterling silver necklace to show off this meaningful charm, and an additional Believe Circle Charm to give a complete message to those you love this season.
I do not choose to make a purchase or donation right now, but I do want to JOIN the Cancer Prevention Movement and be a part of this important work to shift the way people think about cancer, from reactive to proactive. Keep me in the loop for future opportunities for promoting cancer-free living, for myself and everyone I know, love and care for!
A Note from our Founder:
Over two decades as a medical oncologist, first at the University of Washington and then at the City of Hope and USC, I witnessed many patient stories. But then my uncle died of leukemia, and my grandmother of lung cancer. It had become personal! So, I changed my strategy, went back to graduate school to study epidemiology and genetics, and focused on cancer prevention, first in families with cancer-associated gene mutations. But, only 5-10% of cancers are hereditary… I wanted more impact!
Then came the day that changed my life: cancer. I was diagnosed with melanoma—cured with surgery alone, because, fortunately, I knew how to recognize it early. Everything changed when I took a step back from taking care of everyone else and gave myself permission to take care of myself. I began a long, slow, but deliberate path to “Physician, Heal Thyself.“
Along my journey, I created the Cancer Prevention Movement in March 2018. The Cancer Prevention Movement grew from my declaration at the release of my first book in February 2017 that “Cancer will cease to exist as we know it by the year 2030!”
Thank you for your participation in our mission-driven movement. It is an honor to be part of an effort that has the potential to make a significant change in the way we think about health, by empowering health-conscious people like you to take charge of your health while you still have it!
– Melanie R. Palomares, M.D., M.S (“Dr. Mel”)