I am taking a stand against childhood cancer by joining more than 90,000 Mini-THON® students who are fundraising for Four Diamonds.
In May of 1995 at the age of two my brother Michael was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, also known as ALM. ALM is a type of blood cancer that starts in the bone marrow, quickly moving into the blood and affecting your white blood cells. About 500 children are diagnosed each year with ALM at a 66% survival rate. In 1998 at the age of five my brother beat ALM and was finally in remission, living cancer free for the past 21 years.
In the U.S., more children die from cancer than any other disease, with 16,000 kids diagnosed every year. The dollars I raise support some of the latest breakthroughs in childhood cancer research. Having a better understanding of how cancer works will help Four Diamonds’ researchers develop new, more effective treatments to test through clinical trials and save more lives.
Your support also ensures that every Four Diamonds child, regardless of income, receives the highest quality of childhood cancer care without ever seeing a bill for that care. But Four Diamonds needs your help to conquer childhood cancer. Please support my efforts to save more kids fighting cancer by making a donation today.