September 1st began what has become Childhood Cancer Awareness month. Sad, huh? That we even have to have a Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. But, we do. In the U.S., childhood caner is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15. Every day, approximately 250 children die worldwide of cancer. This disease doesn’t just need a month, it needs more. We have all been touched by this disease in some way and unfortunately, this will continue until we find a cure.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is teaming up with runners and walkers all over the nation in an effort to raise money during this month to find a cure. Their goal is steep, one million miles, but one that can happen when those that are passionate about the cause team up to work hard at achieving it.
I am a part of the Delaware Valley Bloggers Team that will be walking and running to raise money the best we can for this cause. As a runner, I am ALL for using my passion to do good. There will be lemonade stands set up throughout the area that will piggy back onto these efforts. We will be running for two beautiful girls (aka childhood cancer heroes), Lily and Maggie. Both cancer survivors that fought for everything they now have.
You don’t need to be a part of a team to help. You can go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation to find more about how you can become a part of this too! It isn’t too late! You can use Map My Run to log your miles. It is that easy!
Not a runner OR a walker, no worries! If you are able, please make a donation on my behalf to my team. My personal goal for the month of September is to run 75 miles.
Join in on this fight against childhood cancer. A cure NEEDS to be found!
Want more facts? Check out this infographic on the ALSF site.