Blackwhite wrote:Eric, will post relatively up to date figures on what we die from later. Have a figure on another box.
The file attached shows that circulatory diseases and cancer kill roughly equivalent numbers of people.
Also worth remembering how much of circulatory disease is lifestyle-affected (think of all the folks you know with non-congenital cardiac problems and their lifestyles); historically this can be a barrier to people funding those charities (e.g. lung cancer charities have a hard time as so many folks think "it's self-inflicted"; and they often have a point, but this leaves a lot of folks high & dry).
And remember the other golden rules: if it's kids it'll probably get more money; if it's very rare it'll get less, right up until people work out why it's relevant for other things and should be worked out; and (at least in the bigger charities) what ACTUALLY gets funded is decided by scientists in the field assessing other people's proposals - and this is fraught with difficulties.
And so, most people fund something close to them, or an all-encompassing general charity plus a care charity. Local hospices also worth a mention; many of us will have watched folks being eased by hospice staff in their last hours, and have been eased by them ourselves.
I was going to say I couldn't do it, but of course we all could for our loved ones; it's just engendering the mindset that we could (and should) do it for others that they have bang-on.
You know, I'm sick of following my dreams, man. I'm just going to ask where they're going and hook up with 'em later.