September is a time of change - summer has begun to fade, fall colors are arriving, and a new school year has begun. But equally, if not more important, is that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and this Sunday, September 13th is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Day. I am asking that for one day you help us spread the message by letting your friends and family know how important September truly is. Without increased awareness and action, cancer will continue to take our children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews and friends away from us.
Yes, children still die from cancer - trust me when I say I did not realize that this was still happening at such a high rate until CJ was diagnosed. I saw his friends on the hospital floor slowly lose their battles with cancer. I saw children as young as nine months up to the age of 18 battle with everything they had only to lose to their disease because we have not provided sufficient funding for research to improve their chances. I didn't realize that we were still using drugs over 30 years old to treat our children! It seems almost impossible to imagine this especially since so many medical discoveries have been found.
I ask that you please help us spread the word and make a difference - Take action on September 13th, before it happens to someone you love.
It is easy to get involved. We ask that you #GoGold by wearing gold, or yellow, Sunday, September 13th! Take a photo wearing your gold and share your picture on social media using #CJsJourney and #GoGold (extra points for holding our printable sign). Change your profile picture and cover photo and encourage your friends to do the same. Tell the world why you fight, why you bring awareness and most importantly why you take ACTION. All this information can be found HERE!
Stay Positive, Be Happy and Continue to Smile ... Jeanine