Motivation, Inspiration, Hope and Movement

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Motivation, inspiration, hope and movement. Those are four words said by Taboo about his new single “The Fight.”

The first time I heard “The Fight”, I had chills running up and down both arms and on the back of my neck, even though I had just lit a fire and was warm in my office. I was home alone, and happy for it, because I needed to sit and reflect on all the fights I have personally known to have been fought, and how many more fights I will personally know to be won. I HOPE.

I so hope. And this promotes motivation, inspiration and movement.

Cancer is the 2nd most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. Download

Whom does this song, and this fight, make me think about? And I admit, the list is too long to name. Every name is etched in my heart forever, but the sad truth is that cancer has taken many loved ones from my life, and I fear it will continue to do so. Longer still is the list of loved ones who have fought cancer on their journeys. We’ve all been touched by cancer in our lives.

Whether it’s distantly or all too close.

Cancer is the 2nd most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. Download

One name that does stand out to me is Connor – “Supercon.” My friend from high school (Earth Science lab partner and Typing class partner) gave birth to micro-preemie twins at 25 weeks. It was an incredible journey and the kids grew and thrived, but the boy twin, Connor, was diagnosed with an extremely rare brain tumor at 23-months-old. He endured two brain surgeries, completed six rounds of chemotherapy and received proton radiation treatment. Sadly he passed away last year. Connor’s story touches me deeply, but it’s not the only one in my heart. There are many. We all have a connection to cancer whether we have fought the fight, or know someone who has. Cancer is a presence in our lives, and it requires research and support.

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Connor’s family used his tragedy to build hope and do acts of kindness for others. Taboo’s experience as a cancer survivor is what sparked the idea to create “The Fight” – an empowering anthem of survivorship. Taboo is a global ambassador for the American Cancer Society and is using his voice to inspire a global movement to live more healthy, and to raise funds to fight cancer. He is a testicular cancer survivor, and had been private about his cancer experience until he began to work with the American Cancer Society. You can hear more about his fight against cancer in this interview on Doctors.

What can you do?

You can download “The Fight” on iTunes. 70% of the profits from song downloads will go to the American Cancer Society to help raise funds to support the fight against cancer. You can visit this website for more information. You can stay informed and supportive. Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease, and accounts for nearly 1 of every 4 deaths. In 2016 in the U.S., there will be an estimated 1,685,210 new cancer cases and 595,690 cancer deaths. Breast cancer ranks second as a cause of cancer death in women. You can support the American Cancer Society.

Cancer is the 2nd most common cause of death in the US, exceeded only by heart disease. Download

The American Cancer Society is committed to raising awareness about the prevention and early detection of cancer. They continue to work toward a world free from the pain and suffering of cancer. With courage, care, empathy, innovation, and determination, there’s hardly a person or family out there who hasn’t benefited – directly or indirectly – from their work. In 2015 alone, they provided $21.7 million in grant funding to help people access cancer screenings and receive treatment. They worked with more than 3,800 corporations on partnership to increase awareness for their cause. The Society’s Cancer Facts & Figures received about 1,000 downloads every day and they have engaged more than 500 corporate CEOs and executive leaders to make health and wellness a priority in the workplace. Learn more about Taboo’s “Fight” by visiting here.

Have you listened to “The Fight” yet? Download it here and enjoy the inspiring words and music.

About Tamara

Tamara is a professional photographer at http://tamaracamera.com/, a mama of two, a writer/blogger at http://tamaracamerablog.com and a nearly professional cookie taster. She has been known to be all four of those things at all hours of the day and night. She is a very proud contributor to the book, The Mother Of All Meltdowns. http://themotherofallmeltdowns.com. After two cross country moves, due to her intense Bi-Coastal Disorder, she lives with her husband, daughter and son in glorious western Massachusetts.

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Motivation, Inspiration, Hope and Movement — 20 Comments

  1. I love me some Black Eye Peas, and Taboo has always been one of my favorite members. I didn’t realize he had a new song, so I moseyed over and downloaded it. I got chills Tamara; serious goose bumps covered my body, and I want this as my new ringtone, theme song, and my soundtrack for life.

  2. Such a great cause. I hate cancer and would love to see more money go into researching and curing it. What a great way to do it and enjoy the music!

    BTW, check your email – I sent you good news 🙂

    • Speaking of spreading good cheer! Confession, I actually read your email when you sent it but I was hemming and hawing over all the good things and waiting for SOMEONE (Cassidy) to tell me what he liked too! Finally.

  3. What an empowering and positive message. It really is a fight and one that some day I hope we can win. Especially for the sweet Connor’s of the world. No parent should have to go through that.

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