Tag: childhood cancer

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

It’s September 30th and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is coming to an end.  The few gold ribbons that have existed for the past month will soon be completely overshadowed by floods of pink.  However, I’m not going to talk or complain about the over-commercialization of the whole pink movement...

Great Charities : Cheers From Emily

As Childhood Cancer Awareness Month comes to a close, I have to include Emily’s charity in the list of charities I’ve been covering. Emily was born in New Jersey on February 10, 2002.   From the day she was born it seemed as if she always had a smile on...

Great Charities : Flashes of Hope

Flashes of Hope was founded in 2001 by the parents of a child with cancer.  They have chapters in 55 cities and have photographed close to 60,000 children to date.   In 2009, they began funding research, raising millions since it’s inception. “When a child or teenager is diagnosed with...

 The Other Victims of Childhood Cancer 

We spend a lot of time, and rightly so, focussing on the kids who are fighting cancer, their parents, and their family members.   Today, Lori and I were reminded of the other victims, the friends of the cancer children. As much of a shock as it is for...

Great Charities : The Alyssa House

There are so many hardships that families endure when their child has cancer.  Often overlooked, there is the hardship placed upon so many families who are not located near the hospital where their child is getting treatment.  Some families must travel hours to get to the nearest children’s hospital…...

Great Charities : Indiana Children’s Wish Fund

Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, founded in 1984, grants wishes to children living in Indiana from ages 3-18 who have a life-threatening or terminal illness. With the average wish costing $6,000, funding is made through corporate, individuals, and fund-raising events. Mission Statement: “Our mission is to put smiles on the...

Great Charities : Cookies for Kids Cancer

Larry and Gretchen Witt’s two-year-old son Liam was diagnosed with cancer in 2007.   Like many parents, they were shocked to learn that treatments were antiquated and lacking because of the little amount of funding that childhood cancer research receives. They decided that they would help to fund research...

There’s nothing else we can do…

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month “There’s nothing else we can do…”   These words are absolutely devastating to every parent of a child with cancer.   People often tell you how brave or strong you are while your child is undergoing treatment for cancer.  We’re not.  Being brave is...

Great Charities : MaxLove Project

The mission of MaxLove, based out of Santa Ana, California, is “to increase the quality of life and reduce health risks for all children surviving cancer, both in treatment and beyond.”   They provide quality of life care, fierce foods, whole-body wellness resources, education and research. Their goal is to...

Great Charities : Flight1

Flight1 is a unique organization that uses flying to build confidence, at no cost, to children between the ages of 5-18 who have health issues, or to children who have lost an immediate family member to illness.   The flights can occur in a simulator, a real plane, or...