September 19, 2018
A Night of Golden Lights!
Although the White House did not go gold during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, parents, kids with cancer, sibs, survivors, and those who love them did. The evening of September 15, more than 1,000 people affected by childhood cancer gathered in front of the White House, candles aloft. Every parent present who’d lost a child to cancer shouted his/her child’s name, and everyone shouted it back, then they sang Amazing Grace with golden candles lifted high.
Last Two Weeks of Book Sale
In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and to celebrate the release of our brand-new edition of Childhood Leukemia, we are having a huge sale.
Your bulk order can include any combination of our five books. The sale ends September 30. So stock up to help families of kids with cancer! To take advantage of these great prices for bulk orders, contact Josh at [email protected].
For more information about our books, visit www.childhoodcancerguides.org/our-books. Content of our books is reviewed for accuracy by renowned experts in pediatric oncology, and they are full of story from more than 600 families.
Celebrities + Great Food = 1.5 Million for Research
Thanks to all of the celebrities, chefs, and foodies who raised 1.5 M for childhood cancer research. Regulars at the event like Jimmy Kimmel and Phil Rosenthal were joined by Jason Bateman, Kirsten Vangsness, Timothy Olyphant, Rebecca Metz, and Shiri Appleby. And huge thanks to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation who made it all happen! For more information, read the Variety article.
Photo credit: Abimages 2018
More Cures + Less Toxicity
We need more effective treatments that are less toxic. “While I am happy to share that 10 years later I am still cancer-free, I’m constantly reminded of what my body endured. I have chronic side effects including back pain, nausea, and fatigue. I have to take hormone-replacement drugs for the rest of my life. My fertility is an issue. I can’t enjoy any high-impact activity. I have hearing loss from the radiation and my hair will never grow back.” Read more here.
Photo credit: Craig Sjodin
They Met During Treatment and Married Two Decades Later
Lindsey Wilkerson and Joel Alsup were married Sept. 1 at the Danny Thomas/Alsac Pavilion at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. They met while they were patients at the hospital when they were children––she was 12 and he was 13. “I remember having a huge crush on him as kids,” she said. He liked her as well, “but I was an extremely shy 13-year-old who was afraid to talk to her.” “Remember, I liked him first,” she said, laughing. “So the ball had been in his court for nearly 25 years.” Learn more of their story here.