September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. A gold ribbon represents the month, so go for the gold and support childhood cancer research! Pediatric cancer has only a fraction of the research going on that adult cancers have. We need to find a cure or a prevention to keep this monster from attacking the kids in the future.
Today at our clinic visit a wonderful little girl made me a gold-bead bracelet to wear throughout September. It is beautiful! I plan to wear it every single day.
So how can you help? Well, I'm glad you asked! Chili's is a huge supporter of St. Judes. They even have a wing of the hospital named after them (the Chili's Care Center). During the month of September you can visit their website to find out lots of ways to help. Create a pepper, eat at any Chili's on September 26th, or you can pass their link on to friends to help gather donations. www.createapepper.com
Of course you can always donate directly to St. Jude. https://shop.stjude.org/GiftCatalog/donation.do?cID=13342&pID=18310&source_code=CMPCHILCP11&plt=CALGENLKCHILI1000002
One other thing to keep in mind; in November we will be participating in our local Give Thanks walk. We will be raising money for St. Jude through this walk, so you can sponsor Emma and all money will go directly to St. Jude. I'll have more info on that in the future.
If you don't have a penny to spare, don't sweat it. You can spread the word about childhood cancer, and don't forget that gold ribbon!