1 in 285 children in the U.S. will have cancer by the time they are 20. In the 1950s, almost all kids diagnosed with cancer died. Because of research, today about 90% of kids with the most common type of cancer will live. But for many other types, progress has been limited, and for some kids there is still little hope for a cure.
On 10/18/19, I'll be part of a 12-person relay team running 200ish miles across the great state of Kentucky over the course of 30ish hours. Why? To raise money for kids with cancer; the St. Baldrick's Foundation funds research that saves kids' lives.
Here's just one reason to throw down a few bucks: Abby. When Abby was 4 years old, she was diagnosed with Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia and given a 20% chance at survival. St. Baldrick’s–funded research helped improve her chance of survival to an approximate 70%. She's insanely adorable. And brave.