I signed the Open Letter in honor of my Grandma Dorsey and so should you.
My Grandma is 84, is probably less than 5 feet tall and is a 6 time cancer survivor- uterine, bladder (X’s 2) and skin (X’s 3). She’s a tough mid-western farm girl with a matter-of-fact attitude about her cancer experiences. I’m very proud of her for sharing her story with me over the years as she comes from a generation that tends to shy away from doing so.
I’ve been thinking about my grandmother and the upcoming UN Summit in September a lot recently. Although her experiences and a meeting at the UN seem like a clashing of worlds, they are not. It’s amazing that this huge global meeting of presidents and heads of state could help her and those like her worldwide live long and productive lives. This meeting can help improve the quality of life of those just like her that are facing cancer.
It is the responsibility of world leaders to help those they represent and it is our responsibility to tell leaders what we desperately need-to make cancer and other non-communicable diseases a global priority. Sign on to the Open Letter and show your support for the 28 million affected by cancer like my grandma. After you sign and share the link with others, tell us why you signed in the comments section below.