This is Michael. Today is Labor Day, and a day to consider thanks to all those that read this page or have helped CKc with efforts to fund research to ultimately find a cure for all 12 major types of children's cancers.
Thank you to all who have posted a response in support of Cannon and the cause. In the end, the goal is to eliminate children's cancer, and all efforts towards that end are welcome. We have heard from so many --- kids that are doing their school project on kids' cancer, parents who are speaking to parent groups, others who want to speak to church groups, and yet more that just tell a friend over coffee, a stranger in line at the grocery story or anyone that will listen. Toastmaster's Clubs, local civic organizations like Rotarians, veterans groups like VFW, Boy and Girl Scout troops. One a day. Tell them. Make them aware for the kids that suffer from cancer needlessly. Do it this month and help us and all the other parents out there that are doing the same make childhood cancer less painless, less traumatic and someday, gone.
Today's fact: Before they turn the age of 20, more than 1 in 300 children on average will be diagnosed with cancer. Because of the treatments they had as kids, by the time they’re 45, more than 95% of survivors will have a chronic health problem and 80% will have severe or life-threatening conditions. Childhood cancer is considered rare. And, by definition it is. But rare, as used here, only means this: it's either happening to you or it's happening to someone else. The fact is, cancer is striking children, and it shouldn't be. Do you believe that 1 in 300 for your son, daughter, niece, nephew, grandchild or sibling is "rare"?
Help us at Cannonball Kids' cancer by making a donation today at cannonballkidscancer.org. Your donation goes directly towards funding pediatric cancer research trials. Only research and development through trials and bench to bedside work will stop this madness. We believe we can do it. Thank you.