Donna Day 2015- Every day should be Donna Day

Donna Day 2015- Every day should be Donna Day

When I woke up this morning my News Feed was flooded with Donna Day posts. And suddenly I was sad. Sad that my life is so hectic some days that I didn’t even know it was Donna Day.

Again.

I wrote about Donna Day for the first time last year. It kind of mimics this year. I didn’t know it was Donna Day and yet I was compelled to write.

But honestly, every day should be Donna Day. Because every day, every 3 minutes, a child is diagnosed with Pediatric Cancer.

Who is Donna you ask? Donna was a brave 4 year old little girl who lost her battle to pediatric cancer in 2009. You can read her story here. Her mother is fellow blogger Mary Tyler Mom.

After Donna died her family formed Donna’s Good Things in their daughter’s memory. This 501(c) (3) foundation works to provide joyful opportunities for children facing adversity. Whether it be health, social, familial, or economic related, Donna’s Good Things wants to help. The organization also raises funds for pediatric cancer research.

Pediatric cancer research is grossly under funded. Only 5% of government funding goes towards this cause. On average 720 children are diagnosed daily.

Donna’s Good Things annual St. Baldrick’s event is coming up March 28th! You can help by donating here.

I couldn’t be more proud of those that participate in the St. Baldrick’s events! My friend Paula has shaved her head two years in a row now. You can find her fundraising  link here. She will be shaving once again this year.

Please consider making a donation or getting involved in a local event. Sadly, 1 in 285 children in the United States will have cancer before the age of 20. Unlike adults, in 80% of children, cancer has already spread to other areas of the body by the time it is diagnosed.

Will you help?

 

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