The All-Star game's Stand Up To Cancer moment was as moving as it gets

The numbers scare you. In 2020, there were close to two million new cases of cancer diagnosed. There were more than six hundred thousand cancer related deaths in the United States.

One out of four people will get some form of cancer in their lifetime. To make it more personal, in a traditional family of four, one of you is likely to get cancer.

At last night’s yearly Major League Baseball’s All-Star Game, there was a Stand Up To Cancer Moment. Everyone at Coor’s Field, in Denver, had a placard. The players gathered along the baselines. The fans attending the game all stood up. The media covering the game rose. Everyone held their cards up high. On them was the name of someone close to them that had been dealing with cancer.

Watching at home gave me chills. I was thinking about who I would have written on my card if I was at the game. It could have been my mother, multiple friends and relatives or even myself. I’m sure most people watching at home went through the same thing. They had those same emotions.

We’ve come a long way in the battle against cancer. We have a long way to go. Last night’s Stand-Up to Cancer reminded us of that in the most moving and emotional way.

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