You can tell from all the gold ribbons plastered everywhere, the corporate sponsorships, and TV specials, right? Right.
Tragically, pediatric cancer doesn't get the attention and research funding it deserves. And kids need adults to advocate for them and give them a voice. Four-year-olds can't get all their buddies to join them in letter-writing campaigns and fundraising events. It doesn't help that September is such a busy month. Kids are just going back to school, everyone is adjusting to their new routines, and there's not much time to add anything else to the mix. But, it is what it is. We've got a month, let's make it worth something.
Please don't let this month go by without doing something! What can you do?
- Make a donation to your favorite pediatric cancer research organization or charity
- Make a meal or send a gift box to a child (or family) fighting pediatric cancer or suffering the aftermath
- Donate blood
- Donate (new) toys or books to your local children's hospital
- Write to your Congressman and tell them you want to see more federally-sponsored pediatric cancer research