I am participating in a true ultimate challenge - hiking to raise funds for children's cancer and with your help, I can surpass my fundraising goal! Please, make a donation and make a difference in the lives of the 43 children diagnosed with cancer each day.
I am hiking in memory of Noya Roizman-Mor, my niece who was diagnosed and died of DIPG, a type of brain cancer that is always incurable. I never got a chance to meet her as she was taken from us at a very young age.
In her mother's words: Noya was the glass-half-full kind of person, fun loving and cheerful ever since she was a little girl. She loved playing with her friends and making mischief with her older brother. Just like every child she was unique and irreplaceable, full of promise and potential. Her ability to always focus on the positive meant she never felt helpless or hopeless even when she was going through unbelievable hardships. We try to be true to this legacy as we continue our lives with the pain of her loss.
Noya died two months before her 8th birthday of DIPG. This is the same kind of cancer that Neil Armstrong’s little girl, Karen, died of almost 60 years ago. Despite major advances in treatment of other types of cancer, children who get DIPG have as much chance of survival today as they did a century ago. The only way to change that is through research.
The money I raise will support CureSearch for Children's Cancer, a national non-profit foundation whose mission is to fund and support targeted and innovative children's cancer research, with measurable results. In addition, they are the authoritative source for information resources about children's cancer for families and their support systems.
Five of the 43 children diagnosed every day do not survive. Please, support me as I help change the odds for those children most at risk.
Thank you for helping me tell children's cancer to take a hike!