Help Beat Childhood Cancer

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Last month Lamar and I took part in a holiday special called Holiday of Stars where we were introduced to a little girl named Isabelle whose best friend Jasmina was battling Leukemia.  Well yesterday Lamar and I received the devastating news that Jasmina, just 6-years-old, had lost her fight against Leukemia.  My heart goes out to her friends, family and everyone that knew and loved her.

Cancer is a vicious and heartbreaking disease, and it seems even more cruel when a child is taken.  While we may all feel helpless, there is something we can do.  A friend of mine told me about a charity called the Penn State Dance Marathon (THON) where students rally together each school year to raise money for the fight against Pediatric cancer. It’s the biggest student run philanthropy in the world, having raised over $61 million in the past 35 years. Each year culminates in a 46-hour no sitting, no sleeping dance marathon involving over 15,000 student volunteers. It’s comforting and truly inspiring to know that because of these students’ devotion, families have received the support they need, both financially and emotionally.

Watch the video below to take a closer look at how the Penn State students are helping these brave children win their fight against cancer, and go to www.thon.org to make a donation.  EVERY PENNY HELPS!!!!!! Please donate what you can!

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Comments (159)

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    Erin |  Posted on Feb 18th, 2010

    recently lost my 14 year old best friend to this awful disease.. huge supporter of this!

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    Colleen |  Posted on Feb 19th, 2010

    As a recent Penn State student I think it’s really awesome that you took the time to check out and spread the word about THON. It’s all about the kids so thanks for your support!

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    VANESSA ROMERO |  Posted on Mar 11th, 2010

    YOU GUYS ARE DOING SUCH A GREAT DEED, BEING INVOLVED IN THOSE KIDS LIVES….THE LORD HAS MANY WONDERFUL BLESSING FOR YOU GUYS IN STORE! I MYSELF HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH MANY LOCAL CANCER CHARITIES FOR CHILDREN AS WELL. I AM A MOTHER OF TWO AND ALSO AN AUNT OF NIECE WHO IS DEALING WITH LEUKEMIA AS WELL. THESE CHILDREN ARE VERY STRONG CAUSE THEY HAVE ALOT TO DEAL WITH AT A YOUNG AGE, IF YOU ARE EVER IN HOUSTON LET ME KNOW SO DAT I CAN TAKE YOU GUYS TO ALOT OF THE LOCAL CANCER CENTERS.. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK AND LOTS OF HUGS AND KISSES TO YOU BOTH!!

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    Melissa |  Posted on Mar 24th, 2010

    HI!
    I dont know how I wandered into this post but a dear friend of mine just found out that her 5 year old baby boy has cancer…Leukemia. We are holding a fundraiser in their honor here in Texas on March 31st, to help them with the mountain of hospital bills they are accruing. “March for Ethan” night at Joe Willy’s in Rockwall, TX. Please say a prayer for this poor baby. He is struggling to beat this horrid disease! Thank you for shedding light on this devastating disease. It really affects the entire family of the child affected.

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