Saturday, September 10, 2011

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In 2010, President Obama declared that September was National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.   A few weeks ago, my husband and I dressed up in our Star Wars costumes to help the Rally Foundation with a fundraiser 5K run/walk.   

The Rally Foundation is a non-profit organization, with the help of volunteers raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long term side effects and, ultimately, a cure. 
One of our friends, even ran the race in his full Stormtrooper costume.  This was a really great event and we had the opportunity to meet some really special kids.  

On September 21 at Union Station in Washington DC, 46 mothers from around the country will gather to shave their heads in solidarity with their children who have fought or are currently fighting cancer.  These 46 women call themselves the “46 Mommas.”  

This group represents the startling reality that each weekday, 46 families are told that their child has cancer.   

The 46 Mommas are joining together with the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, in supporting the Foundation’s mission to  “Conquer Kids’ Cancer!” The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers.

Please show your support for these brave children and their families.   You can "Like" the 46 Mommas on Facebook and follow on Twitter.

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