“Raise your hand if you know someone who has been impacted by cancer,” instructed Cory Mikhals, emcee of Monday’s Treasure Valley Dancing With the Stars event in Boise, Idaho.
Unsurprisingly, every hand in the house went up. All 250 of them.
I say “unsurprisingly” because an estimated 1.7 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer in 2017 alone. That’s three new cancer cases every minute, all year long. By the time you finish reading this blog post, at least 10 more people will have been diagnosed with cancer.
Those numbers are sobering. Fortunately, they’re also on the decline.
Over the past 60 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has invested more than $4.5 billion into cancer research, and they’ve averted more than 2.1 million cancer-related deaths since 1991. They’re on a mission to “save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.”
As TSheets CEO Matt Rissell said,
“If you or someone close to you finds themselves on the receiving end of that heart-wrenching diagnosis, you’re going to be glad the American Cancer Society is there.”
TSheets is a proud supporter of the American Cancer Society and their mission to find a cure. On Monday, February 6, Matt took to the dance floor to raise awareness (and funds) for this amazing organization.
The event raised a generous $10,222 for the ACS, and Matt walked away with first place! (And with that outfit, how could he not?)
Check out our Facebook page for pics from the TSheets red carpet, or click here to learn more about the Treasure Valley Dancing With the Stars.