September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Many people do not know what the month signifies. Yet every day, two full classrooms of kids are diagnosed with cancer.
While doctors and researchers have made strides in the battle against so many other types of cancer, the lack of funding and awareness for our children has led to an insignificant improvement in survival rates for pediatric cancer over the past decade. As a result, cancer continues to be the number one disease killer of children in our country, more than asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and pediatric AIDS combined! We need your continued help to raise more funds and more awareness.
Press On is participating in CURE’s September initiative called “CURE Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time.” September 30th is Press On 2 CURE Childhood Cancer Day honoring Patrick and Brennan. CURE Childhood Cancer will feature Patrick and Brennan’s story on its web site (www.curechildhoodcancer.org), its blog (www.curechildhoodcancerblog.wordpress.com), and on www.firstgiving.com/2010curekidspatrickandbrennan where you can give directly with a credit card.
Of course, you can give directly by mailing in a check to CURE Childhood Cancer at 1835 Savoy Drive, Suite 102, Atlanta, GA 30341 (note: Press On Day) Our goal is to raise $100,000 on the 30th in Patrick and Brennan’s honor to help fund research that will lead to better treatments and cures for pediatric cancers.
Join the Press On Movement on September 30th!
Wear flip-flops, jeans or a hat to school or work. Host a lemonade stand in your neighborhood. Collect coins from friends and neighbors. Make it a FUN day of celebration.