Every year in October, Post 9528 focuses on breast cancer awareness. This project is spear-headed by Kathy Crosswhite, an auxiliary member who has survived breast cancer twice. They spend the month of October educating women on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and on preventative care. They sell ribbons, auction off baskets, and this year are planning a dinner and ball. All proceeds are set aside in an account to help locals in their treatment and
8th graders put raffles into a box in order to be picked for the raffle. Kids were getting excited were joking about putting their name into the raffel twice just so that they would have a better chance in being picked. The even started being competitive because they wanted to be in the game. The next friday, was when the names were chosen to who would participate. Students participating got an orange “be united” shirt to wear while teachers will be wearing
Central Idea: Many charities are deserving of support, but St Jude is truly special. Everything they do for these children makes their lives and their family’s lives just a little bit easier.
Healthiness. Fun. Making a change. These are all words that people encounter when they do a color run. In this color run, there will be a bunch of different colors that you throw up into the air! Also, at different spots, life the start, half point, and finish, there will be other colored powder thrown at your/in the air! After or before the run you can buy things such as t-shirts and other fun things to help raise money. Doing this color run will help us raise money and it will help other people make a change. Our color run encourages people to do things that will help make a change in someone’s life, like donating or showing someone some kindness. Then, after you have changed someone’s life, in the smallest or biggest ways, they will hopefully pass it on and make a
When it comes to cancer, so much of the world’s knowledge is based on statistics. For example, each day forty-six children, or more than two full classrooms of kids, are diagnosed with cancer and one out of every three hundred thirty people will develop cancer before the age of twenty. The simplest and most important of these statistics is this, “Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease in children.” Pediatric cancer takes the lives of more people than the number of children who die from asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and pediatric AIDS combined! About one thousand three hundred and eighty children are expected to die from cancer this year alone. Although the cure rate of children with cancer is steadily increasing for most childhood cancers over the past five years, the number of children who will die is overwhelming and unacceptable.
Each year, students orchestrate THON, a Penn State student-led philanthropic organization that raises money for Four Diamonds and Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital. Throughout the year, students coordinate fundraisers and a 46-hour dance marathon to cover costs that insurance companies will not cover and attain funding for pediatric cancer research. At Penn State, I intend to be a part of this phenomenal organization. Within THON, I plan to continue my leadership through becoming a committee member. Fundraising is an essential component in any kind philanthropic organization; therefore, participating in canning weekends, becoming a committee member, and raising money. All of the money raised through THON benefits Four Diamonds at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital for groundbreaking research in pediatric oncology and medical support for families battling this devastating disease. Over the past 40 years, THON has raised over $127 million dollars to find a cure for pediatric cancer, the leading cause of fatal disease in children, which will impact the lives of those dealing with the effects of cancer and improve the overall quality of life for the
The seventh annual Pink Out girls’ basketball game raised nearly $4,100 for the Promedica Monroe Regional Hospital Cancer Connection. Congratulations to the Monroe High School Student Council, which has coordinated this event over the years, for raising thousands of dollars for the Cancer Connection.
Cancer is the most common disease that causes death in the United States. It is actually the second leading cause of death behind heart disease. Some people do not realize it but children can also get cancer. This is call childhood cancer and it amongst children from 0-17 years old. Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States. At a very young age, childhood cancer had impacted my life physically, mentally and emotionally. It definitely changed my perspective on how I will live my life through on out.
Children all around the world have cancer.Most of them survive because of treatment.Today more people are trying to find ways to cure cancer and every day we are getting better at finding the cure.
This allows me to run Zeta’s Philanthropy events and work towards such a common cause. Having a grandmother affected by breast cancer, I take great pride in my Philanthropy leadership, when we can say our annual 5K walk every October raises almost $13,000 towards the cause.
Cancer continues to be the number one leading cause of death by disease in children. It is imperative that more work be done in order to improve survival rates for children with cancer.
Cancer, the leading cause of death by disease past infancy among children in the United States, causes an estimate of 15,780 children to be diagnosed with the disease and of that same number, 1,960 will die from the disease in the United States (Cancer in Children and Adolescents ). A variety of cancerous diseases contributes to causes which can end a child's life as soon as it appeared. A leading charity organization, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, has helped push the overall cancer survival rate from 20% to more than 80% in the last 50 years since it first opened. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a charity centered around helping people, is a non-profit charity that you should donate to because
With this is a copy of my justification report on the subject of funding and support of research in pediatric cancer and assisting poor parents of children suffering from cancer. This statement is a review of my findings from the most recent year of working in X Cancer Specialty Center, and a separate research that other researchers have conducted outside the center. This paper will be useful in justifying the funding of extensive research in pediatric cancer, and the necessity to assist parents of the cancer patients to meet medical costs. I have completed this report at no cost to the organization, and I carried out and completed this research during off hours.
Out of 100,000 children 32.1 cancer diagnoses occur in the age group 0-14, 138.6 occur in the 15-39 age group, and 2,053.8 occur in 40 and older (cancer.gov). Pediatric cancer, being so rare, makes research and development hard to fund because there are not many eligible participants for each specific trial. This creates a “Catch 22” by having a good societal support system, yet not having enough “return-on-investment” (Milne). Pediatric cancer is the leading cause of death in children after accidents, however the amount of deaths has lower drastically in recent years. The mortality rate as a whole has decreased by fifty percent in the last thirty years, however for patients with cancers other than lymphoma or leukemia the mortality rate has not declined since 1996 (Analysis of the National Cancer Institute’s Investment). Lymphoma and leukemia are the most common cancers that children are diagnosed with, but there are many more that can occur that need new research in order to discover ways to decrease the current mortality rate. In 1960 it was discovered that leukemia could be treated by “combination chemotherapy and dose intensity” this brought the curability up from 10% before this discovery to 80% by the 1990s (Norris and Adamson). Although this treatment has been successful for leukemia patients, the most common of childhood cancers, it is not as successful with other types of cancer. There are currently clinical trials that take place to begin trying to find treatments or cure for pediatric cancer, however because of lack of funding many of the trials do not continue or never really take off. Due to the lack of funding and efforts put forth into research for pediatric cancer more the 2,500 children die in America every year (thetruth365.org). Children diagnosed with cancer deserve more work to be put into finding a cure so they can go on to live long, happy
Raising awareness is a step in the right direction to escalating advocacy and support for childhood cancer research (acco.org 1). One nationwide project that brings in the most financial aid for visitors and patients is St. Jude’s Children's Research Hospital (StJude.org 1). The mission of St. Jude is "to advance cures and the means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment" (StJude.org 1). That being said, the support "helps ensure that St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital will continue its lifesaving mission of finding cures and saving children” (StJudes.org 1). Few people realize the dire situation patients and families are in when they are deciding to not