September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month. I must say, I am certainly proud to be apart of the University of Michigan Health System, especially after this video and all other Block Out Cancer initiatives they have made for the month of September.
There are so many names that come to mind when I think about pediatric cancer — Myles, Brogan, Patrick, Maddie, Jake, Gavin. Because of each of them, my passion for playing a role in finding a cure for pediatric cancer has become more important to me than ever. Thus, I can’t imagine not spreading awareness on my blog.
Today, 720 kids will be diagnosed with cancer. Every four hours a child loses their life to pediatric cancer. The average age children diagnosed with cancer is 10. According to the American Childhood Cancer Organization, that’s 67 years of life lost. To me, that’s not okay.
There are so many ways to help. It’s so easy to fundraise and every little bit helps fund research that gets us a step closer to a cure. You can learn more how you can help end pediatric cancer through fundraising here: http://givetomott.org/ways-to-give/current-fundraising-initiatives/
Together we can BL(M)CK Out Cancer.