Hi my loves,
I know an update is way overdue. I promise to get to that this week. Things are BUSY. So busy. Kid busy. Book busy. Foundation busy. Life busy. SEPTEMBER IS CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH BUSY. We know how many of you bleed GOLD year-round, but it’s time to step it up for September. We have some exciting things coming up. We will once again be doing our BE BOLD GO GOLD challenge and we hope you will participate as well. In case you need a little reminder of why we do what we do or you just want some facts to scream about, let me remind you…
CANCER KILLS MORE CHILDREN IN THE U.S THAN ANY OTHER DISEASE
80% OF CHILDREN HAVE METASTASIZED DISEASE AT TIME OF DIAGNOSIS
CHILDHOOD CANCER RECEIVES LESS THAN 4% OF U.S FEDERAL FUNDING
Childhood cancer research is vastly and consistently underfunded.
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 19 in the U.S.
One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old.
Every year, an estimated 250,000+ new cases of cancer affect children under the age of 20 worldwide.
Two-thirds of childhood cancer patients will have long lasting chronic conditions from treatment.
Childhood cancer is not just one disease. It is made up of 12 major types and over 100 subtypes.
So beyond unacceptable. There are so many foundations and people working hard to change this, but the fact of the matter is children are still dying and treatments are still barbaric. Last week, The Ronan Thompson Foundation made a decision. As you know one of our favorite foundations is Solving Kids’ Cancer based out of New York City. We have collaborated with them in the past and believe in everything they are doing. They came to us with an opportunity to help change front line therapy for Neuroblastoma. We have agreed to commit 200k to this project over the next 4 years. We are so inspired and hopeful. We hope you know none of this would be possible without all of YOU and people like our friends over at TIC CUP who last week, raised 38k for us at one of their amazing golf tournaments! We are so excited to put this money to good use and we are forever thankful for the support. We have been able to fund so many incredible things in the past and we are so excited for our next venture with Solving Kids Cancer. Stay tuned for more details.
Also, my dear friend, Samya over at Firedaughter Clothing has been working her ass off to get us ready for September. We will have new shirts and hats available early this week, hopefully by Tuesday or Wednesday.
I promise more of an update later. In the meantime, get your September on!!!
“Children deserve a chance to live. They deserve to have the chance to grow up – something that so many of us take for granted.”