So! You may be wondering how YOU can help? Perhaps you are thinking, "Yeah Megan. These stories are awful. I feel so bad for cancer kids and their families. But I'm busy with my own kids, my own life, my own issues. I don't have time or the money to help."
I totally get that. I was that person not too long ago! But, could you do something that cost you nothing and only took a few minutes of your time?
Pepsi is giving $250,000 to fund a "great idea." I can't think of a better idea than using the money to fund a treatment for children with Neuroblastoma who have no other options. There are a lot of details that I could explain (actually many of them I couldn't!) But it all boils down to the fact that because only 30% of children with High Risk NB survive, pharmaceutical companies don't see finding alternative, less toxic treamtments for these children as a profitable venture. Therefore, private organizations and research hosptials play a MAJOR role in raising research dollars to attempt new therapies aimed at prolonging and saving lives.
There is a cutting edge treatment that is on the verge of making a huge difference in the lives of the sickest children with NB. Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering (where Brady had his surgery) would directly receive this money to fund this new treatment. I could name children who would directly benefit from this $250,000.
Please go to http://www.refresheverything.com/armswideopenchildhoodcancerfoundation to vote for the Amrs Wide Open Foundation. You can vote once a day from now until September 30th.
You can help...it won't cost you anything...
Please consider reposting this on your blog if you have one, a link on your facebook page, or emailing those you know who would help.