Did you know that Pediatric Cancer is the #1 disease related killer of our children?? And did you know that 1 in 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday and 1 in 5 of those children will not survive. It would be naive of us to think it can't be us. It's easy to turn the other way when we are faced with stats like this, I mean really... what can WE do that would make a difference anyway?? Maybe if we don't look at it, don't acknowledge it, it will go away or it wont bother us, it works for an ostrich right? I've seen people get antsy when I talk about kids I know with cancer and I get that, I really do, it HURTS to hear and to think about... BUT it's NOT going to go away if we ignore it. You could be ignoring it right up to the moment you hear those words above. But instead, why don't we do something NOW?
Every 4 hours a child dies from cancer. Wow. That makes me teary every time I read it. And angry. Did you know that only 1 drug has been approved by the FDA in the last 30 years to fight pediatric cancer. In comparison to the 50 medications approved for adult cancers in the same time span. Pediatric cancer research will continue to be underfunded unless enough people care enough to help change that.
Today and for the next two months, you can take a step to help. Here's the rundown: Journey 4 A Cure is trying to win this money that Vivint is giving away to charities. That money is needed to help fund/advance childhood cancer research, which is needed BAD. J4AC will donate 100 percent of funds won from Vivint to cutting-edge research- to find more successful, less harmful cancer treatments and ultimately, a cure for childhood cancer.
All you have to do is click on the box below, "like" Vivint's Facebook page (don't worry, liking their page wont lead to harassment, it's just a way for them to track/authenticate votes), then you click the button to login to Facebook, then when the page refreshes, scroll down and click on "Vote". From then on, you only have to do the last 2 things. I timed it today, it took me about 15 SECONDS to do this.
Lastly, could you ask YOUR friends to do this? If we all do that, we can cover the 10,000 or so votes that we need to squeeze J4AC into 1st place. I'm competitive by nature so this challenge just fires me up! You can post the link on your facebook (over and over preferrably), email it, blog it, whatever works for you.