October is here and since I have been working with the American Cancer Society, this month represents all the incredible brave people and their families who have journeyed through cancer. You all can make a difference and I thank you for Standing up to Cancer.

If we knew how to truly prevent cancer, wouldn’t we all be on that train? We need to look at life a bit differently. We need to decide to thrive, and not just survive. This lifetime is not a trial run, yet so many of us eat, drink and do things that we know are not good for our health, until, God forbid, we get that wake-up call. Make this your wake-up call!

Keep a strong, positive attitude and surround yourself with people who uplift you. This year I have some friends who are battling cancer and I’m sad to say, we’ve lost some dear friends. My heart goes out to their families.

As a volunteer through my radio show with Making Strides against Breast Cancer and Susan G Komen, as well as several other foundations, I meet lots of families that are struggling with cancer in some way and are trying to do the best they can with as much knowledge as they can take in. There are many battles we must go through in life, and this one is an extremely hard one to experience. I have friends with breast cancer and throat cancer that I’ve talked with and know they are fighting for their life. I’m sure you also know someone who has experienced a battle with cancer.

Every year I participate and support these foundations in their continued educational efforts and new research, ensuring they can help one more person. Thank you for allowing me to share my stories and help support this fight. You can all make a difference, and I thank you for your efforts.