I am excited to announce that the American Cancer Society formed a new blogger advisory council in September. Their purpose from the press release:
The Council members will work with the Society to determine how best to use social media to galvanize the movement for more birthdays in the virtual world by encouraging women to take an active role in fighting cancer. The Society’s movement for more birthdays seeks to save lives from cancer by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back against the disease.
I am very pleased to let my readers know I am the newest member of the Council! I am beyond thrilled for this opportunity! I am looking forward to working with the other Council members, and providing additional ways to help all cancer patients fight their cancers.
I obviously have a keen desire in raising awareness on some of the issues around thyroid cancer, many which I have written about on my blog. I feel working with the American Cancer Society on this new council will maximize and build awareness for thyroid cancer.
To all my blog readers with cancer who have shared your stories, your fears, your struggles, your triumphs, and comments with me, thank you. Hearing your stories helped me understand I wasn’t the only one experiencing many of the feelings and issues I had when fighting thyroid cancer. These stories, and my own experience has made me realize how much more support thyroid cancer patients need.
I am honored to be able to serve on this new council, and I plan to make sure our experiences with thyroid cancer will raise awareness and provide help and support for all cancer patients and their loved ones.