Today is the day! Kennedy Grace is being honored today by CURE Childhood Cancer for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Please help us in our goal to raise $1,000 today in Kennedy's honor to help fund research that will lead to better treatments and cures for pediatric cancers.
Click here for more information or to donate to our cause www.firstgiving.com/curekidkennedygracekington .
When our Kennedy was diagnosed with childhood cancer in 2007 we were as frightened as any parents could be. We were not only terrified by the realization that our child had a disease that could prove terminal, but that there was no clear cut cure or plan of attack to follow. In the years since our child’s diagnosis, there has been little improvement. One of the factors for this is the severe lack of awareness of childhood cancer.
Did you know September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month? If you didn’t, you’re not alone. Many people do not know what the month signifies. Yet every day, two full classrooms of kids are diagnosed with cancer. And still, only 2% of federal funding for cancer research is directed at solving cancers that impact our children.
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! So how does childhood cancer become a priority cause in this country? The journey begins with each of us. We need your help to raise more funds and more awareness.
Throughout the month of September, we are participating in an initiative called “CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time.” On September 22, Kennedy Grace will be honored. CURE Childhood Cancer will feature her story on its web site (www.curechildhoodcancer.org), its blog (www.curechildhoodcancerblog.wordpress.com, and on www.firstgiving.com/curekidkennedygracekington . Our goal is to raise $1,000 on Kennedy’s day in her honor to help fund research that will lead to better treatments and cures for pediatric cancers.
We hope you will help and share Kennedy's story with your friends and family on today the 22nd, and ask them to join you in donating in her honor. Together, we can make curing childhood cancer as urgently important as it should be.
PS We are surviving the flood's. The kids love being out of school. We have never seen anything like this before. It will take a long time for Atlanta to get back on it's feet, especially our county, Cobb. Unbelieveable. We keep telling the kids to look outside, history is being made.
Thank you so much to all of you that give today in Kennedy's honor. She is doing GREAT!!! I see major side effects of the chemo in her learning, but she is ALIVE, and that is all that really matters.
Hope all is well with your family.
Thanks for giving.
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