September—Childhood Cancer Awareness Month—is a time to raise our voices for families with childhood cancer.
We’ve been thinking a lot about what hope means in the context of childhood cancer. With Roman’s fairly recent diagnosis of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, his family is pretty new to Candlelighters. An Honored Child for our Ride for a Child fundraiser, Roman recently attended a party for Honored Children and riders where he met other Honored Children – Nathan, Brandon and Xavier. The foursome formed a badminton team, and an instant bond. There were laughs, high fives and team huddles that ended with shouts of “friendship power!” All four brave cancer survivors were too busy having fun to think about cancer. This the community we want to foster – one where every kiddo, sibling, caregiver feels a spark of hope in knowing they are not alone. There are resources, support, and connection every step of the way, and moments of lightness and joy.
Will you help?
September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, helps us fund programs and events for brave kiddos and their families all year long!
Whether you are an individual, business, student, family, there’s a way for you to spread hope this September!
As demand for aid rises along with diagnoses, your gift will help us relieve the financial burden for local families struggling under the weight of inflation and mounting medical bills. Your gift allows us to continue to be a community of hope for the WHOLE family facing childhood cancer, just like we’ve been doing for 45 years.