I, like many others, have been watching the Olympics and they just did a “spot” on the space race.
One of the things they showed was a piece from the famous speech that President Kennedy made in 1961 when he challenged America to put a man on the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade. The program was often referred to as the “Moon Shot“.
A while back, I thought I heard President Bush (the younger) say that he wanted to get everyone behind a program at M.D. Anderson which they call “Cancer Moon Shot“. This particular program is looking to do something similar for research in the areas of breast and ovarian cancers. http://www.cancermoonshots.org
Wouldn’t that be incredible?
There are so many brilliant minds around the world that I wish they could put aside their political, cultural, ideological and egotistical differences and work together to solve the questions of what causes the plethora of cancers and work to discover a cure for them.
Perhaps there will be other world leaders who will call for their researchers to join in a world-wide effort to put an end to cancer by the end of the decade. After all, researchers have found the cause of and nearly eradicated such things as smallpox and polio … There is always hope …
Keep fighting …