Please read the following email which I received today.....
I am writing to ask if you would be willing in to include a link to our new website (http://www.icareicure.org/ ) on your blog. This foundation was started in 2007 after my sister lost her eldest son, Ian, due to complications stemming from childhood leukemia. The purpose of the foundation is development of, and raising public awareness about, cutting-edge, targeted therapies for childhood cancer, so that the treatment of childhood cancer will be gentler and more tolerable Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions about ICIC. Many thanks,
I checked out the site and I was impressed. First, the facts about childhood cancer are accurate and frightening. It is appalling to me that so little money is going to funding research for childhood cancers in relation to adult cancers like breast cancer or lung cancer. Keep in mind that treatment is based on adult doses and adult results. Check out the site and click on the tabs for facts about childhood cancer and funding. Scroll through the site and see the pictures of Ian and others because it helps to put a face to the need for more research. We can all help.
Readers who have no experience with childhood cancer cannot fully realize what a child and a family go through when being treated for these diseases. When you read through the site, share it with others and the kids and teens you know. The idea that even one child or teen can help to change the way research is done for childhood cancers is huge. Maybe the readers here can get together and find ways to help.... Check it out and let me know what you think. Let's spread the word. What better way to share in the spirit of the holiday season.