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Friday, August 27, 2010

Childhood cancer.

Hey all,

Today I have discovered a charity which sounds really great to me, hope you agree. It's CURE Childhood Cancer. They focus on "improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer. The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer. Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine. Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for stricken families, providing them comfort and support during their time of devastating need" ~CURE site

And there is nothing sadder than suffering children, whether it is poverty, hunger, war, or a horrible diseases. It is heartbreaking when children are affected. I think its really great to support a group who is focused on helping children fight cancer, as well as supporting their families. This cause supports cutting edge research at some of the best hospitals and labs. It has done amazing work, since it was founded in the 1970's, and I imagine it will continue to do so.

I also think that research, even if it is focused on children's cancer, will help the entire field of cancer treatment. Adults suffer from some of the same cancers as children and similar treatments are used. So, while the focus for CURE Childhood Cancer is children's cancer's it still helps all who are afflicted with cancer. Basically they just seem like a great organization and I enjoyed learning more about them today.

They are also a four star charity on Charity Navigator.

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