Help me tell childhood cancer to TAKE A HIKE!
Since 2012, together with friends and family, I have hiked to raise money to honor my son, Aaron, who died of cancer on January 30, 2013 at the age of 3 and a half. Aaron loved animals, playing with his older brother, family movie night, and he dreamed of being "a driver" when he grew up. We have had 6 years without him and are facing his 10th birthday this June 21st. It is impossible to explain what it feels like to lose a child; we would rather work to find a cure so someday no family will have to know this pain and emptiness.
I have hiked six Ultimate hikes, ran a 10 mile race, a half marathon, and a marathon...all for Aaron and the other children I have met along the way that have been touched by cancer. I have 3 friends who have had children diagnosed after Aaron died, there are at least 7 others in my community that I have learned about through friends, and that doesn't even touch the countless families I have met through my participation in CureSearch fundraising events...that is just WAY TOO MANY! We must work together to end childhood cancer!!!
Every year, over 15,000 children in the United States are diagnosed with cancer. One in eight of those children will not survive, and of those who do, most face life-long, chronic health challenges including heart disease, stunted growth, infertility, secondary cancers, and premature death. CureSearch wants to change that and so do I!
This September 21st I will hike along the Pacific Crest Trail in California to further CureSearch’s mission of advancing better, less toxic treatments to ensure all children with cancer live long, healthy lives. Please join me by making a donation. Every dollar counts! THANK YOU!
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