As the season of giving approaches and we start thinking about celebrating, many of us are also looking for ways to give back in our communities and to the causes we support. Every since becoming a mom, I can’t look at my own kids without thinking about all the others our there who are struggling. Feeding hungry children is one of my priorities each year, and we make donations throughout the year to help where we can. The other cause that is very close to my heart is funding for childhood cancer research. The problem is that it’s really hard sometimes to know exactly where to make those much-needed donations. Who can you trust? Where does your money actually go?
Why We’re Giving to Tackle Kids Cancer
Tackle Kids Cancer provides an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children with cancer. It is a way for a child to help another child, and families to help other families. With only 4% of government cancer funding directed towards pediatric cancer, and childhood cancer being the number one cause of death by disease in children – funding in all forms is crucial.
With more than 100 active oncology and transplant clinical trials currently open, The Children’s Cancer Institute at Hackensack University Medial Center is leading the charge to cure childhood cancer.
Each Child Has a Story
Gabriella was diagnosed in Kindergarten, and she’s regained some of her coordination skills by working with ponies.
Joshua co-founded the Robotics Club at his high school.
6-year-old Victoria sees the hospital at her community, and calls the doctors and nurses her friends.
The average pediatric cancer patient is 6 years old. My kids are 8 and 4. When I read what these children love and how they spend their time, from playing with robots and computers to riding horses, I see my own children reflected in every face, every biography. Since the pediatric cancer community is so small, dollars donated to any one organization can help fund research and breakthroughs that have the potential to help kids worldwide.
Please check out the Tackle Kids Cancer page. See the stories, and what a difference your donation can make. I’ll be donating a portion of the funds from this post to the organization. Won’t you join me?