I find it meaningful that the only knowledge most people have of childhood cancer is from what they know about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. My mom supported St. Jude’s before I was even born. Perhaps one of the reasons people have heard about them, besides the valuable work they are doing, is because of their well-known supporter, Mr. Danny Thomas. Danny’s celebrity status made everyone who loved him care about his cause.
I have asked before, “Where is our Danny Thomas?”
I wonder why there aren’t a plethora of celebrities who connect to, and support childhood cancer research. There is not one celebrity we connect with this cause. This is a problem because our society is composed of many people who are “followers.” They look to someone who they can connect with so they don’t have to make their own decisions.
There has to be someone who will Step up to the Plate for children with cancer. Is this not the cool thing? Would they lose their fan base if they spoke out? Is there a celebrity who will recognize that the prize on this Earth is not fame, but what they can accomplish with their fame?
We overly concern ourselves with the lives of celebrities. I realize I cannot change this, but I can recognize that this is truth and use this truth to push forward for a cure for childhood cancer.
Remember… the experts say it is only “funding” that is holding us back from finding a cure.
Hello? Celebrities? We need you.
Please join this team of passionate advocates, and become a leader who makes everlasting, life-saving changes in the lives of our dearly loved children.
Please pray for Bridget…