Last October the White House Turned “Pink” in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month. This year, we – those in the fight against Childhood (STUPID) cancer, would like to see the White House go GOLD. However, we can not just go and shine our lights on the White House.
An official online petition has been set up to request the government to consider this. They won’t even consider it until they have 25,000 “signatures”. (for future petitions it is going to be 100,000!) They DO give responses once the required number of signatures has been obtained. Someone even created a silly one to have a real “Death Star” (ala Star Wars) and THEY received a response! (thankfully in this case, the government decided wisely and will not be using public funds for such an endeavor)
Recently on Facebook some kids wanted to get a puppy – and they were able to get 1 million “likes” for a dog!! Aren’t the children fighting STUPID cancer worth at least that, if not more? We aren’t even looking for that many right now, although more would be wonderful!!
Please consider signing this petition – then sharing it on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail, etc! We only have a few more days to get the required number of signatures!
Here is a blog from another mom. It is NOT “G” rated, but it speaks to the truth of the devastation of childhood cancer
Recently, on the Floating Hospital for Children’s Facebook page, they had a picture of a young woman who had delivered some “Smile Bags” for the children.
From her website:
For Project Share A Smile, I chose to help young children in local hospitals because three years ago I was one of those kids. I went to the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth for surgery after being diagnosed with a heart complication. The only thing I remember about that day was how miserable I was. I felt so bored and unhappy. Through my project, I wanted to turn my negative experience into something positive for someone else. I started Project Share A Smile in order to brighten the days of children in hospitals, just like I once was. If I can make one child smile, then I have accomplished what I set out to do.
I thought this was a great idea and wanted to make a donation to her. I sent her an e-mail and explained that while Alexander had not received one of her bags, I thought it was a great idea! We exchanged a few e-mails and I told her about Alexander. She asked if she could blog about him! Of course I said YES! Some people were having trouble with the link, so if it does not go right to the link, then look on her home page for where it says “blog”. She did a great job!
A few months ago, I was looking up new blogs to read and came across one called “Fearless Formula Feeder”. At first glance I thought it was something by those nut jobs that think that breastfeeding is the ONLY way to feed you baby, and if you don’t you are a bad mother! Well, this site was just the opposite! It was a site to support those that choose not to breastfeed or that are unable to breastfeed for whatever reason. They have a guest blog on Friday nights and I wrote a piece for them. I really liked what they had to say in their introduction of me.