This upcoming Tuesday is the first day of school. Henry would have been starting first grade.
But he’s not…and sadly he’s not alone. Everyday in the United States 43 kids are diagnosed with cancer. Every single day in the United States 5 children die because of cancer. And every year an additional 2,000 parents dread the first day of school because it’s a solid reminder that their children won’t be there. September is the start of another year of learning and it is also Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a month to bring awareness to the dire need for research that is aimed specifically to cure childhood cancer.
Our kindness theme for the month of September is two fold. First we would like you to “trike” your local schools. You could take treats for the staff, a coffee gift card for your child’s teacher or extra supplies for the classroom. Remember to attach a trike ticket so the recipient can pay it forward. Secondly, we humbly ask that you consider making a donation to help fund pediatric cancer research at http://www.stbaldricks.org in memory of Henry Friedler. Let’s support cancer research, our schools and students. Who knows maybe one of them will find the cure for childhood cancer. Perhaps it will be Henry’s older brother Owen. He’s a third grader this year and he’s on a mission.