You don’t ever truly believe that cancer is going to impact you and then you pause for a moment and realize that it’s more in your face than you want to admit.

My former mother-in-law passed away from cancer just a few years ago. A friend committed suicide after she had beaten her breast cancer. We all thought she was doing well as she started her own non-profit to help breast cancer survivors. And then just in the past few weeks, a fellow entrepreneur who I had the honor to have on my Rebel Shine Summit, lost her fight after her 5th cancer diagnosis. And we see it on social media probably every day where people are affected.

And it sucks on so many levels, for so many reasons for so many people. And when you are impacted by it, you become aware of various non-profits such as Cancer Sucks – established in 1998.

Cancer Sucks was established out of the pain and frustration that comes from losing a loved one to cancer, combined with the desire to do what we can to prevent anyone from experiencing the same loss.

Cancer sucks is run by volunteers – every one of them has been affected by cancer and their focus is to raise fund for research.

The have a whole page dedicated to resources such as hospitals, organizations and support groups. Check it out here and if you don’t see one that you are aware of, let them know!

You can find their mission by purchasing their merchandise here or simply donate to their PayPal account via their website.

We can no longer fight this alone. We must stand together to find a cure so that no one, young or old, will have to lose their life to this terrible disease.

Know of a non-profit that I should feature on the blog? Send me a message!

Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

The Rebels Den

Petra Monaco is a published author, coach, mom and breaks the status quo for fun. As a foster kid, she knows the challenges and excuses people make as she rewrote her own story and then worked her way through to become a Master's level therapist. However, after watching her son fight for his life due to a rare genetic disorder and three liver transplants, she now coaches creatives and multi-passionates to stop waiting for “one day” and the “perfect moments’. Petra helps you dive deeply into the heart of things in order to discover your next steps, inspires you to set up your own personal framework so you can break free from fear, doubt, and overwhelm so you can start creating the life you want now. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!
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