September is here. While most of are thinking about fall, apple pie, and lazy Sunday football days, too many (close friends included) are still searching for a cure. Not for themselves, but for their children.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month and we are going gold.
Knowing a family whose life was turned upside down by their child’s diagnosis is one too many. Knowing two or more families is unacceptable.
Save your pink for October, because in September it’s time to show your support in gold.
Paint your nails, or paint the walls, and spread the word.
Checkout the Ethan Jostad Foundation for more information (like the following facts) on how you can help make a difference for the families affected by cancer.
Did you know….
*Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children – more than pediatric AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis, or congenital anomalies COMBINED.
*One in every 330 children will develop cancer before the age of 19.
*On average, one in every four elementary schools has a child with cancer, and nearly every high school in America has two students who are current or former cancer patients.
*Cancer in children occurs regularly, randomly, and spares no ethnic group, culture, socioeconomic class, or geographic region. Any child can be impacted by childhood cancer.
*Childhood cancer research accounts for 1% of the American Cancer Society’s total expenditures.
Is wearing gold going to cure childhood cancer? Sadly, no.
But, giving a voice and additional strength to our country’s kids will hopefully redirect choices in research funding.
They say that it takes a village to raise a child, it takes a nation to cure them.
We’ll have more information about incredible organizations helping children (and their families) bravely battling cancer.
Daily Green Special: Golden Gleam is our $5 product of the month. No coupon necessary. Happy Tuesday!