September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Let’s go GOLD for the kids!
We need to get companies/sports teams/celebrities to go gold before pink!
Maya Thompson (Ronan’s Mom) had enough people (Over 25,000) sign a petition on the governments website to turn the White House gold for September. They finally released a statement in regards to it. They turned us down. You can read the statement here.
Please inform people that Childhood Cancer is NOT rare.
~ 46 children a day are diagnosed with cancer. 7 will die today.
~ Childhood Cancer is the #1 disease killer in children.
~ Pediatric Cancer only receives 3.8% of all cancer research funding.
~ Every 16 hours a child with Neuroblastoma dies.
The Ronan Thompson Foundation
Let’s go GOLD for;
Rest in Peace Zach Sobiech. Cancer claimed another young life.
Zach passed away on Monday 5/20/2013. He was 18. You may recognize Zach.
He made this now famous video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sDC97j6lfyc This is his song, “Clouds”. He wrote and performed this after hearing he only had months to live.
This was a documentary made on Zach, http://www.upworthy.com/this-kid-just-died-what-he-left-behind-is-wondtacular-rip?g=2 . Seriously, what a GREAT person. I wish I could have met him. I am sorry Zach. Sorry that the Cancer world failed you. This is a must watch. You will not regret it.
Some awesome people made this happen, all for Zach. Celebrity music video for “Clouds”. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zxXAtmmLLc
To Zach’s family; I am very sorry. Please know that he was such an inspiration to a lot of people. He made everyone a better person.
Huffington Post article on Zach; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/21/zach-sobiech-18yearold-cl_n_3312838.html
We a need awareness. We need more money. We need more research. We need a CURE.
Please let Zach inspire you.