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your favorite post: september

It's time to revisit reader favorites from September! Last month was Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, which became our focus in the Charlotte Smarty Pants post below. Check it out - we hope you find an exciting way to get involved!


“The soul is healed by being with children.” – English Proverb

Cancer and kids: it’s hard to read those two words in the same sentence.

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness month, although for many parents and kids no specially designated month is necessary—they deal with this terrible disease every day. In fact, cancer is the number one cause of death by disease among children in the U.S.

This frightening statistic is why there are organizations working hard to eradicate cancer from kids’ lives. Here in Charlotte, a lot of good work is being done to help families, fund research and raise awareness. Here are a few. We hope you’ll take a minute to check them out and get involved.

Jeff Gordon Foundation -  supports children battling cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure. 

Isabella Santos Foundation – Isabella had three wishes: beat cancer, grow hair and live her dreams. This foundation is determined to help these wishes come true for other children, and works to raise awareness and research funds for Neuroblastoma. 

Cookies for Kids Cancer Charlotte -  inspires individuals and businesses to host bake sales to help fund desperately needed pediatric cancer research. Get involved now to help with their 7th annual bake sale coming up in December.

Heart Meter – The average duration of chemo treatment ranges from 30 minutes to 4 hours. That’s a lot of time to fill. Heart Meter helps by donating video game systems, games, and accessories.

The Sandbox -  helps patients and their families whose children have cancer or life-altering illnesses so they can focus on the most important factors: Believing and Healing. 

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We have so much great news to share from our nonprofit partners about their amazing work. But, we'd love to hear from you. Let us know if you have stories you'd like to tell and we'll make you a guest blogger!!