All of us have been touched by cancer in some way. In fact, statistically in the U.S. 1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetimes, and 1 in 5 will ultimately lose their lives because of it.
The Covid-19 pandemic is at the forefront of our minds and It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of battling cancer during the global pandemic. Now, more than ever we need to be diligent in our fight.
To date Covid-19 has killed 231,000 Americans. Cancer is the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States and kills over 600,000 Americans each year, with many more suffering because of it.
Supporting the American Cancer Society is crucial so they can continue to provide support for patients, funding and lobbying for research, education on the effectiveness of screenings and early detection methods, and advocation for the end of cancer.
Statistics linking Covid-19 to cancer-related struggles are non-existent at this time due to a lack of data, however we do know that those with cancer have compromised immune systems and are much more likely to have complications from Covid-19. This is making it more difficult for them to receive treatments and is putting them at a greater risk during the pandemic.
In addition, the United States has seen an increase in sedentary lifestyle and weight gain and a reduction in the number of cancer-related screenings attributed to the pandemic. Experts believe that this will lead to even more cancer cases in the future.
These things can sound grim; however, we can have a positive impact! Our Scentsy IT Movember mission is to provide support for cancer awareness, prevention, treatment, and research, and have FUN doing it!
This will be our 7th annual event at Scentsy and we have experienced tremendous success thanks to the fun-loving spirit and extreme generosity of our department. Over the past 6 years, with the help of matching contributions from Scentsy, we have raised $53,655 to aid in the fight against cancer!
Scentsy has generously offered to match each Scentsy employee's donation to this fundraiser dollar for dollar again this year!! Even better, there is NO limit to the amount that will be matched!
We hope this year you will help us with the fight against cancer and join in on the fun!
-2020 Scentsy IT Movember Team
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