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;
Chris “Ashton” Kutcher gave a really FANTASTIC speech at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards. I know most of you did not watch it live :). First of which we learned that his real first name is Chris and not Ashton. Damn actors.
Here is Ashton’s Speech;
Please youth of America, take note!
Thank you Chris Ashton.
I hope you all had a good weekend! It always goes so fast.
I saw a good movie this weekend. So good, that I have to tell you all about it.
It is a little Indie film that premiered to great ratings at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. It was filmed in Ohio.
Plot: Joe Toy (Nick Robinson), on the verge of adolescence, finds himself increasingly frustrated by the attempts of his single father, Frank (Nick Offerman), to manage his life. Declaring his freedom once and for all, he escapes to a clearing in the woods with his best friend, Patrick (Gabriel Basso), and a strange kid named Biaggio (Moisés Arias). He announces that they are going to build a house there, free from responsibility and parents. Once their makeshift abode is finished, the three young men find themselves masters of their own destiny, alone in the woods.
This movie is funny and entertaining. The boys cast in their roles are FANTAASTIC. Patrick’s parents are amazingly funny and so awkward.
I highly recommended going to see it if it is in a theater near you. Let me know what you think!
#18 on the best 25 movies of 2013 (So Far) http://www.pastemagazine.com/blogs/lists/2013/07/the-25-best-movies-of-2013-so-far.html?p=2
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.