September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month [AUDIO]
I've been wanting to write about this topic for the last two weeks, but I'll be honest...I was intimidated. As the mother of a healthy little girl, I didn't want to come across in the wrong way or say the wrong thing. I was afraid that my words wouldn't be enough. But, then I realized that it's not about what I say, but what just talking about childhood cancer can accomplish. The more we bring awareness to this monster that cancer is, the more lives that can be saved and the more dreams that will come true.
At WBKR, we are fortunate to have the relationship that we do with St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. And, every January, when we make that five hour drive to Memphis for the weekend, we are reminded why we pour our hearts and souls into the 48-hours of our annual radiothon.
We do it for children like Ella, who inspired our 2012 St. Jude Song, "Dreamer".
We also do it for children like the light-up-a-room Harlie Bryant, the six-year old little girl from Beaver Dam who is currently battling a brain tumor. We do it for children like Lydia Haycraft, from Indiana who continues to show cancer who's boss. For miracles like Rylan Daughtery and all of the other children who are living their lives to the fullest. And, for innocent boys and girls like Lane Goodwin, who at this very moment is in a hospital bed in Nashville, fighting for every bit of life he has. And, for children like Robert Cunningham, another angel, called to heaven way too soon.... We do this for THEM!
I can not imagine and pray that I never know the feelings that so many parents of sweet, innocent children are going through. Even thou it may not seem like much, just spreading this article or sharing it on Facebook brings attention to this problem.
Because, like the picture says, "More Awareness -> More Attention -> More Funding -> More Research -> Improved Treatment & Possible Cures!"
Spread the word! Pray for these families! We will find cures!