The names and stories vary, but the result is often the same family and friends of childhood cancer patients organizing and rallying together to raise awareness and funding for pediatric cancer research.
“Pediatric cancers are some of the hardest and most aggressive cancers because by the time most children are diagnosed, it’s already spreading,” she said. “If we could solve that and cure that—pull a thread out of the cancer ribbon—I think all of cancer would unravel. If we start with some of the hardest cancers, if we attack them, I believe we will have a huge impact.”
A cancer diagnosis is a life-changing event no matter what age you are. But for young people it can be especially tough. Benjamin Rubenstein, two-time cancer survivor and alumni of first descents, joined us with more. https://firstdescents.org/
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Restaurants Nationwide Host Lemonade Stands to Support Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
What’s better than an ice cold glass of lemonade on a hot summer day? A refreshing glass of Freckled Lemonade® from Red Robin Gourmet Burgers, Inc. that helps support the fight against childhood cancer! On Wednesday, Aug. 20, participating Red Robin® restaurants nationwide will host lemonade stands* to raise funds for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to finding better treatments and ultimately cures for all children with cancer.
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For Millions of Teens and Young Adults, Finding a Doctor to Treat Them as They Grow Up Is Hard
“Every youth needs a transition plan to adult care, but for those with complex medical needs who require constant interaction with the health care system, it’s especially important that the connection not be broken,” says GotTransition’s co-director, rheumatologist Patience White.