In 2012, President Obama declared September to be national “Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.” As many know, childhood cancer is represented by the gold ribbon, and as a community we have seen the “go gold” movement generate increased momentum.
Although increased awareness = increased funding = increased research = increased success in discovering new treatment options, none of this is happening fast enough for children who are in treatment today.
The Children’s Brain Tumor Project is “Powered by Families,” and among the 50+ families on our family council, the majority are bereaved. Awareness simply isn’t enough. This September, we are asking you to take action.
Taking action can be a grand gesture, or a simple post on social media. Host a fundraiser, sign up for a newsletter, share the facebook page of a child in treatment, read our latest newsletter. Any action brings us one step closer to progress.
There is a CBTP profile picture frame that can be used for the month of September by visiting www.facebook.com/profilepicframes/ and entering “Children’s Brain Tumor Project Go Gold” in the search nox. Please consider changing yours to “go gold” for the month of September. Follow our posts on facebook for ideas on how you can take action this month, and, most of all, we hope you are touched by the individual stories we will be sharing about the children who are part of our family council. The Children’s Brain Tumor Project is “Powered by Families” and we look forward to sharing their touching stories with you in an effort to raise awareness and increase action.