Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Thousand Word Thursday

About The Children's Cancer Association

This cause is so important!! This is for the children this week. With that said in my world it garnered the Wordful Wednesday & A Thousand Word Thursday spots this week.

[ If you’re here because your child or a young loved one has cancer, we are so very sorry. However, we also have some good news. There is hope.

There are many resources that can help children and families get through this with their spirit, strength and love intact. Yes, cancer takes an enormous emotional toll on everyone it touches, but it is possible to survive its ravages and actually end up stronger and wiser and more compassionate for having endured the journey.

We’re here to help. The Children’s Cancer Association (CCA) is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that was established in loving memory of five-year-old Alexandra Ellis who courageously fought cancer for two and half years before she died on May 7, 1995. In the year of Alexandra’s death, CCA was born. Since then, CCA has worked to offer award-winning programs, along with information, advocacy and support that help enrich the quality of life for seriously ill children and their families.

Together, with our valued community partners, Board of Directors, staff, donors and volunteers, CCA continues to bring joy, compassion and support to thousands of children and families across the U.S. each year—as well as ongoing assistance to the medical professionals who care for them.

“The Children’s Cancer Association provides a valuable service to so many patients and families by increasing the quality of life for children during treatment…it’s a true inspiration.”

— Stacy Nicholson, MD
Chief of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Doernbecher Children's Hospital]

February 5th & 6th, 2009

Our Local radio station is once again doing tremendous things for children not only in our Portland ,Oregon community but children across the country who need treatment and care in fighting this insidious disease of cancer.

Nelson & Terry of 105.1 The Buzz with Cassidy during the 2008 annual radiothon raised $413,000, with the help of corporations and valued listeners.

You do not have to live in Portland to donate , or listen to the heart wrenching , yet inspiring stories of these children and their valiant fights. A life affirming 28-hour radiothon for the Children's Cancer Association will be hosted by the Nelson and Terry Show on 105.1 FM The Buzz. The radioathon begins Live 6:00 AM Thursday, February 5th through 10:00 AM Friday, February 6th on 105.1 FM or streaming live

We, as a family, donate every year. (2 years ago, when my daughter Alayna was 6, she brought her entire savings down in the morning and started to put it into her backpack for school.
We asked, "what are you doing with your piggy?"
Alayna-- "I am taking it to school so I can give to the needy children who have cancer."
I have never been so proud.)

We listen throughout the live broadcast and I am telling you this event will inspire you to want to donate even the $10 for a CCA valentine. This broadcast will touch your soul in ways you have never imagined. Last year I was listening in my car. I literally had to pull over because I could not see through the tears that had welled up in my eyes. No one deserves cancer, but kids getting cancer is just not right at so many levels. Through this event we can make a difference in their lives and existence as they go through their treatments ( Chemo Pals, Music Rx and the Caring Cabin , just to name a few.) . Take a minute and browse the CCA website, see what they do and what they offer. This is an absolutely amazing organization. Show your support and let's all join the fight. To Donate. Let's all help make this year a record year for the CCA.

Cheaper Than Therapy


Deb said...

great post, tony! sounds like an amazing effort for, as we all know, an important cause.

angie said...

What a wonderful post, TOny! I recently moved from West Linn so it sounds like we were once "neighbors". What a wonderful cause. I'll head on over later today to the links you provided!

The Mom said...

Super post Tony! I'll tweet this post and put something in my Friday Fragments!

Brandy said...

GREAT POST! Cancer has touched each of at some point in our lives but when it affects a child it seems even more senseless. Thanks for the links!

Bree Shaw said...

great post!

Ali said...

Children and Cancer. Two words that should NEVER go together. Ugh. Some things I will never understand.
Thanks for this extremely important info.

The Frugal Angel-Guided Psychic said...

Terrific Post!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

Great post Tony, and a great cause to boot.

Heather of the EO said...

I'm thinking about Tuesday as I read this. You're doing an amazing thing. Nope, it's all about me, is it?

(There's a new post up at 'go blog yourself' listing two options for giving to Tuesday's family, or giving to fight pediatric cancer. Just an FYI) (:

Heather of the EO said...

ooops, that's supposed to say it's NOT all about me...sheesh.