This is International Childhood Cancer Day, a day we can learn to expand our focus on childhood cancer to include not just children in our own country, but throughout the world. For me, the problems of late diagnoses, toxic treatments, late effects, shortages of medicines, and a dire lack of development of new, more effective—less invasive—treatments keep me focused on all we need to do as a country. We have so much to do. This should not be discouraging, but encouraging. Be encouraged there is a growing army of people who know The Truth about childhood cancer. Be encouraged by becoming an individual who does their part. One way to do your part is to let our elected officials know that childhood cancer research is a top priority.
St. Baldrick’s Foundation has made it easy—like, really, really easy to contact your representatives.
Go ahead…. it takes just a few minutes, and you will know you did something to help!
Did you do it yet???
Please don’t read on until you do!
If you would like to learn more about World Child Cancer:
One way that we will be able to better treat children with cancer in the future is to gather data on childhood cancer survivors. Alex’s Lemonade Stand is doing just this. If you are a survivor, or your child is, you have an opportunity to provide vital information that will help researchers develop better treatments for kids who come along after us.
Please take the time to help Alex’s Lemonade Stand in this very important mission and pass this link on to others who might be willing to help.
When we do discover those new treatments for more cures…
what a gift we will have to give the world!
What we really need, and really want, is an end to this…