Running From Cancer Runs (May 6, 2013)

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_          “Seems that everyone would be better off not running for the cure to cancer but rather reflecting on ways to prevent cancer.”

. . .

_          “The only available water was encapsulated in cancerous plastic bottles provided by a sponsor.  I went to the water fountain; the fountain was disconnected and just hung off the wall like a sconce.  I went to the bathroom faucet; the faucet is now laser controlled and premixed the water to a tepid temperature.  A cupped hand of tepid water was the only alternative to the plastic product.”

_          “Or go thirsty.”

. . .

_          “The name CDC – Center for Disease Control – has a pleasing symmetry and cadence.  Adding ‘Prevention’ to the mix is prescient, prudent and proper.  Resources should be focused on preventing cancer not just curing cancer.  If it is prevented, it does not need to be cured.”

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_          “In the near future, we will be fighting wars for water and rare earths on this beleaguered Earth.”

_          “And expressing regret that we ever allowed fracking to destroy the precious water supply.”

_          “We also would prevent some cancers if there were fewer mouths to water.”

. . .

_          “I’m already signed up.”

_          “I’ll go, but I’ll run under quiet protest.”

. . .

[See the “e-ssay” titled Gettin’ Health Risks Right (June 25, 2012).]

Bumper stickers of the week:

Everyone has an equal right to water, so no one has exclusive water rights.

Run for the cure?  Live for prevention.

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