|April 23, 2012||to||May 3, 2012|
Did you know that kids get cancer too? Cancer is the #1 cause of death for children and the fourth leading cause of death for teenagers – about 4 children die in our country every day from cancer. The two most common cancers in children are leukemias and brain tumors. The average length of treatment is 2 to 5 years for kids and it isn’t easy – it affects them both physically and emotionally. In Nevada, we expect 200 kids to be diagnosed with cancer in 2012.
We are elementary school kids supporting kids with cancer. Our project is called Hugs, Hats and Headbands – we want to show kids with cancer that they are important and hugged, and to let them know that they are pretty or handsome even though they don’t always feel that way. Our goal was to collect 500 hats and headbands and THANKS TO YOU, we actually collected 1,176!
How can you help?
Donate NEW comfy cute hats and headbands for boys and girls ages 0-18. Feel free to use your knitting and sewing talents to make items or your creativity to decorate hats to donate too!
Thank you to:
Denise Wong and KOLO8 News Now
Emmerson Marcus and Reno Gazette Journal
Lenz Elementary School
Hunsberger Elementary School
Sepulveda Elementary School
Samantha Dagett and Legends at Sparks Marina
Shannon Moore and Fox11 News
South Reno United Methodist Church
Cari Herington at (775) 772-9720
This project is made possible by a grant from Disney Friends for Change and the super-cute logo was designed by our good friend Patrick McFarland!