Author: St. Baldrick’s Foundation
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Did you know:
1 in every 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer
In the U.S., one out of every five children with cancer will not survive
The vast majority of kids who do survive will suffer long-term side effects
14,583 kids will be diagnosed with cancer this month alone
And every single one of them is hoping that the next treatment is the one that will
save their life.
You can help. By funding research, you are giving every child with cancer the
hope for a cure. Dr. Benjamin Mizukawa, a St. Baldrick’s Scholar at Cincinnati
Children’s Hospital Medical Center, puts it this way:
“When you save a child’s life, you affect families, future generations, and
everyone that child will influence over a lifetime. When you support a scientist,
you affect not only the current work, but all the trainees, collaborators, and
personnel connected to the work, and all their future studies that will follow
over a lifetime. “
That’s right: When you get involved, you’re changing lives now and for years to come.
Here’s what you can do this September to make a difference in the lives of kids
Spread the word about the realities of childhood cancer. Watch these six short
videos and share them on your social media profiles with your friends. It’s a quick and
easy way to get the message across.
Make a donation. It’s the simplest way to make sure the research keeps going. It’s
the only path to a cure, and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation is paving the way.
Be a part of that.
Kids need adults to speak on their behalf, and yours is just the voice we’re looking
for. Sign up for our advocacy action network.
Bring a new or returning St. Baldrick’s event to your community! Or sign up to
shave your head, either at an event or as a “virtual shavee.”
You don’t have to shave your head to raise money. You can run a 5K, read
a stack of books, jump rope for 24 hours — the sky is the limit! (Well, nearly.
Some exclusions apply.) Just do what you want, and ask your friends and family to
make a donation.
Subscribe to our emails to get childhood cancer stories, research breakthroughs,
and important news delivered right to your inbox. If you like something you see,
share it with your friends!
Need more ideas? Come back and visit us here on the blog, where we will be
sharing inspiring stories all month long.
This September, do something to help kids with cancer.
The above post was originally posted here.