Donna Day: Donate to pediatric cancer

Donna Day: Donate to pediatric cancer

Today is Donna Day.  Once a year  (20122013, 20142015) we honor Donna and raise money to prevent others’ from losing children to pediatric cancer, like my friend Sheila.

More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.

Donna Quirke Hornik was a beautiful little girl, I suggest you read her heartbreaking and honest cancer story here.  I asked Sheila, Donna’s inspiring mother, the first three words that first pop in her mind when I mention her daughter.  She replied in seconds.

“Bright, sweet, clever.”

A mere minutes later, this message popped up.

“And now, of course, I keep thinking of others — brave, fierce, a pleaser, considerate, protective, adaptable, silly, dancer, delicate.”


Before they turn 20, about 1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer.

You can help by donating or joining the St. Baldrick’s Donna’s Good Things event on March 19th in Chicago.

Three minutes from now, a child will be diagnosed with cancer, and another family will be faced with the very real possibility of losing their child.

Donna Day happens once a year, yet every day we need to remember Donna and contribute to pediatric cancer, which is very much underfunded. 


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