Day 28: It’s Time to Play It Forward
September 28th, 2017 by Sarah Turner Davis
Both Brennan and Patrick were Lego pros during their time in the hospital. But play in a hospital is just not the same as play out in the world.
Time to Play
Here at Press On, our motto is “Whatever you play, play for Press On.” Play is a vital part of childhood, but it’s something that becomes so limited when a child is diagnosed with cancer. We honor the importance of play by encouraging everyone to do what they LOVE in their support of Press On.
Last September, we started the Play It Forward challenge. We raised $25,000 in small donations from across the country. The challenge was simple: Do something you love, donate $5 to Press On, and tag three friends on social media to do the same. As you can see in the video below, the math potential is astounding; and while we didn’t raise $1.2 billion, raising $25,000 in one month impressed us all the same!
Today, we invite you to start your own Play It Forward Challenge. Here’s how it works:
PLAY – Do something you love, even if it’s just for a few minutes.
DONATE – Go to pressonfund.org/donate-online to donate $5 (or whatever you like!)
SHARE – Share with or tag 3 friends via social media, email, or by word of mouth!
Honor that childhood play that is so very important. Let’s make a world without childhood cancer a reality, so that no child will have their play taken from them.
If 36 people took the challenge on Day 1 and everybody challenged 3 people each, we could reach $1.2 Billion by Day 15. The possibilities are endless!
P.S. Our goals for ACTION are so audacious they literally cannot be achieved without your help. For the entire month of September, every dollar donated to Press On ~ up to $250,000! ~ will be MATCHED for Target Pediatric AML (“TpAML”), a MOONSHOT project aimed at identifying genomic targets for pediatric Acute Myeloid Leukemia patients so that researchers can create specific, targeted treatments. These targeted ~ and consequently less toxic ~ treatments FOR KIDS are what Press On is all about! Please, if you are comfortable doing so, take just a few minutes of your time to DONATE NOW and SHARE today’s blog post on your Facebook page, or share via personal email with friends whom you believe have the passion to help us make a difference.
Thank you for supporting the Press On Fund!