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PINK IS EXPENSIVE. . .but RED IS FREE
October 7, 2011, 7:04 pm
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PINK  IS EXPENSIVE . . . but RED IS FREE

By  Jeannette Tyson Gregory

Until I was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer 3 years ago, I did not pay much attention to how commercialized this disease has become. Or may I say, “The cause for the disease.”

October turns into a pinkorama in the stores, restaurants and now the newspapers are printing pink newspapers.

Please do not misunderstand where I’m going with this because I founded a nonprofit organization for women who are going through the cancer journey. It takes money to keep a nonprofit afloat. 100% of money donated goes directly to the cause.
Yes, we are guilty of using pink items and ribbons as we celebrate each woman’s final journey through chemo and radiation.

A new report from the American Cancer Society finds that deaths from breast cancer in the United States continue to decline steadily. However, the decline has been faster for women who live in more affluent areas. Women from poor areas now have the highest rates of death from breast cancer.

It is public record that hundredths of millions of dollars have been collected for years in the name of research for curing
cancer
. The dictionary defines the word cure as: a means of healing or restoring to health; remedy. 2. a method or course of remedial treatment, as for disease. 3. successful remedial treatment; restoration to health.

As Christians, I think it is time for us to display what we believe and stop allowing non believers to determine
if we live or die. What we believe drives our healing and if Jesus despised sickness why are we tolerating it?

We have to start demonstrating God’s power as we believe that His part of our healing was finished over 2000 years ago. Is there a cure for cancer? I’m sure there is a cure but in the meantime cancer is claiming the lives of believers and non believers.

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among women and will
kill an estimated 40,000 women this year, but screening can reduce breast cancer mortality rates, saving thousands of lives each year.

Statistics as listed above immediately send me to the Word of God. What do you believe? Do we believe that Jesus is a healer?

I witnessed 18,000 people walking for a cure for cancer and I was among the crowd.  Eighteen thousand is a huge amount. What if
18,000 people would come together on the same day at the same time and pray? Wow! Can you imagine the praise reports? Cancer would have to disarm and flee.

That moment was a wake up call for me.  I accepted  my healing from cancer and any other disease and side effect and I will not give it back. Thank you Jesus for dying on the cross and taking that brutal whipping just for me and all of the
other ladies who have experienced cancer.

PINK
IS EXPENSIVE . . .but RED is free.

1Peter 2:24         Isaiah 53:4-5    To Be Continued

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