Thursday, March 17, 2016

Giving Love & Support to Childhood Cancer Patients

Editor's note: The following is a post by my friend whose child, pictured above, has undergone and survived brain cancer--first diagnosed at a very young age.  Since then, the family has participated in the annual St. Baldrick's Heroes Event in Baltimore.  Here is her most recent FB post:

As you know, our family has supported the St. Baldrick's Foundation for the past 4 years. The organization raises money to provide grants to doctor's for pediatric cancer research. (Some of Tyler's own doctors have been grant recipients.) This year Tyler has decided to join his dad on stage and shave his head to raise money to help doctors find cures.

It would be great if you could support him by joining us at the event on April 10, or donating to his fundraising team. The link below will take you to his donation page. Thank you!!!


In San Luis Obispo, California: 

--Excerpted from KSBY

Lexi Brown, the 12-year-old Santa Maria girl who is in the midst of a courageous battle against cancer, has been an inspiration to many people, especially her friends and classmates.

They did a little bit extra Wednesday to show Lexi how much they care.

It was the annual jog-a-thon at St. Louis de Montfort Catholic School. Each grade got to pick a theme for their class. For 7th graders, it was an easy choice.

Shamelessly decked out in anything purple, they rallied in support of their classmate, Lexi Brown.

... "It feels great to be running for Lexi because we need to keep fighting for her," classmate Tate Bradley said.

The students hung in there. But there's only one person, who's guaranteed to bring out their best.

... Lexi and her parents recently received some difficult news about her condition and have to stop treatment for her cancer. They say they are doing their best to keep her comfortable and stay positive.

If you'd like to show your support and help raise money for childhood cancer research, this weekend is the second annual "Bald for Lexi" charity event.

So far, they've raised more than $30,000 for the Saint Baldrick's Foundation.

The event is Saturday evening at 6:00, at St. Louis de Montfort Church in Orcutt.

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