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Sunday, September 25, 2011

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month!

  • Every day, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer.
  • The average age of children diagnosed is six.
  • More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.
I am copying this from our friend's blog because she did all the work for me and I couldn't have said it better!  Often we don't get involved in causes until we understand exactly what it feels like to be on the receiving end.  Take time to say, "Thank you's," for your family's health and then look around you at how you can help and bless others. 

1) Donate money for children's cancer research.  If you donate $36 this month, you are entered into a drawing for some vacations. Also, donations are matched by sponsors this month!

2) Volunteer with a local cancer organization. You can volunteer for a fundraising event or a community event in support of families dealing with childhood cancer. If you aren't sure what's available in your area, you can start with the American Children's Cancer Organization, the largest grassroots children's cancer organization in the U.S.

3) Give the gift of music. Purchase songs on iTunes through and iTunes will donate up to 5% of proceeds to the Children's Cancer Association. Other examples of gifting music to local children coping with cancer can be found here.

4) Participate in a Fun Run/Walk, Bike Ride, etc. There are so many out there. Here are a few:                
     a) Find a Curesearch Walk near you.
     b) You can walk or ride your bike to support the National Brain Tumor Society.
     c) Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walk (in Oregon and Idaho)
5) Donate your hair. Each organization has different guidelines which you can check out by following the links below.
     a) Locks of Love For children who have lost hair from various types of medical conditions/treatments.
     b) Childhood Leukemia Foundation
     c) Pantene Beautiful Lengths For all cancer patients, not necessarily children.  (This is the place I donate my hair because 100% of hair goes to wigs.)

6) Create your own event. I would like to do this!