Friday, September 24, 2010

Eat Out and Help Fight Childhood Cancer

2_v1 Instead of eating out this weekend, why not wait until Monday and visit your local Chili’s restaurant. 100% of the profits will go to ST. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Each year in the U.S. there are approximately 12,400 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age who are diagnosed with cancer. About one in 300 boys and one in 333 girls will develop cancer before their 20th birthday. In 1998, about 2500 died of cancer, thus making cancer the most common cause of death by disease for children and adolescents in America.

I think that is about 12,400 too many children diagnosed each year in our country.
This past year a sweet lady named Colleen at Happy Little Art  was invited to join the P K Glitz design team. What I did not know about her was that her son had also been diagnosed with childhood cancer, in fact the same “type” that my son, Michael had. This year, Colleen got see her son graduate high school; in just a few weeks, my son will graduate high school (homeschool) but his younger brother will not be in attendance because cancer took his life. Childhood cancer is not anything that you ever “expect”; you never know if it will touch your life, but if it does, everything changes – no matter the outcome.
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