Thursday, September 23, 2010

A Tribute To Quiet Heroes

Did you know that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month?   Were you aware that pediatric cancer is reportedly the leading disease killer of children?  CURE Childhood Cancer is an organization that is doing its part to change these staggering statistics.  Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support of patients and their families. Since its establishment as a grass-roots organization, CURE has focused its efforts on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer.

Each day this month, CURE is highlighting a different Georgia child's fight with cancer on their website. Also this month, Chris Glavine (wife of Tom Glavine, former Braves’ baseball player) will be hosting "A Tribute to Quiet Heroes" on September 25 to honor the mothers of children with cancer--they deserve a day of pampering! Over the past five years, the event has raised $1 million for pediatric cancer research!  There will also be great auction items like an autographed Justin Bieber guitar and a coaching session for a Little League team in Tom Glavine's backyard infield--that are also open to the public for bidding.

There are many ways to support CURE's mission, either through donations or volunteering.  So visit their website to see what way is best for you...both in September and every other month of the year.

Happy Parenting,

2 comments:

  1. I'm a big Tom Glavine fan, and now even more reason to like him! Thanks for sharing!
    Alysia

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  2. You're welcome Alysia:) I, too, love the fact that he and his wife are so involved with such a great cause!!!

    ~g~

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