Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 18, 2014
The National Foundation for Cancer Research is giving a voice to the personal stories of those whose lives have been forever changed by cancer. The Humans of NFCR project is a commitment to celebrate the people in our communities who are living with cancer; the loved ones who support them; and the researchers working tirelessly to find new treatments and cures.
Sarah Byrd, 33 – a top salesperson in Atlanta, Ga. for couture shoe designer Jimmy Choo – shares her gripping and emotional story as a podcast for the launch of Humans of NFCR. Ms. Byrd, who is three years in remission after being diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, said, “I am beyond thankful for what research has done for me. I don’t want to see anyone else suffer from this disease or die from it. Without research, we can’t find a cure.”
Designed to mirror the wildly successful photo project Humans of New York, Humans of NFCR strives to highlight the courage and experiences of these everyday heroes.
“I have come to know the most amazing people in my life through my work with the National Foundation for Cancer Research,” said the charity’s COO, Dr. Sujuan Ba. “Humanizing the face of cancer -- and sharing the stories of courage, hope, resilience and loss -- honors the lives we are working so hard to save.”
Each week, Humans of NFCR will highlight a new and powerful story from the people that make up the charity’s extended family: donors, supported scientists, staff, patients and their loved ones. If you want to be a Human of NFCR go to http://www.NFCR.org and like us on Facebook.com/TheNFCR.
About the National Foundation for Cancer Research
The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) is a leading cancer research charity dedicated to funding cancer research and public education relating to cancer prevention, earlier diagnosis, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for cancer. NFCR promotes and facilitates collaboration among scientists to accelerate the pace of discovery from bench to bedside.
Since 1973, NFCR has provided over $320 million in support of discovery-oriented cancer research focused on understanding how and why cells become cancerous, and on public education relating to cancer prevention, detection, and treatment. NFCR scientists are discovering cancer's molecular mysteries and translating these discoveries into therapies that hold the hope for curing cancer. NFCR is about Research for a Cure - cures for all types of cancer. For more information, please visit http://www.NFCR.org.