Did you know that, despite that fact that over 13,500 children will be diagnosed with cancer and about 2,500 kids in the U.S. alone will die from this disease this year, only about 4% percent of the annual budget of the taxpayer-funded National Cancer Institute (NCI) is dedicated to childhood cancer?
Through reading about cancer in general and then about childhood cancer specifically, I found out about a campaign called The Truth 365, which is an organized effort to educate the public and generate action to help fight childhood cancer through film and social media. Through the group behind this campaign, individuals like you and me are able to DO SOMETHING to help, through taking just a few minutes of our time. It isn't a telethon or a fundraiser; it's an awareness campaign, and it's something that has never been done before in this way.
If you are interested in helping in the effort to protect children from this terrible disease, post a link to this blog entry on your social media accounts like Facebook and Twitter and share it with people you know. Then take some time (about an hour, but well worth it) to watch the powerful documentary film produced for The Truth 365 to find out some simple things that you can do to help battle this terrible beast: