This February, our family has decided to take up RUNX1 Research Program's X-Out Cancer Challenge!
The Challenge Campaign is designed to promote healthy habits while raising both awareness and funds for programs and research towards finding a cure for the inherited blood cancer predisposition, RUNX1 Familial Platelet Disorder (RUNX1-FPD).
RunX1-FPD is something that has hovered in the background of our family for the past few years, and it is our hope that with more research, kids in the future will not have to be so worried about their "silly blood," and families won't have to live in fear of their increased cancer risk. We especially hope that cures can be found for people living with AML and other forms of blood cancer, and that actual cancer prevention can give all families better health and many joyful years together.
For the Challenge, we have each decided to X-out eXcuses for not making healthy choices in our lives. We have each picked one specific healthy/positive lifestyle choice to focus on for February. Izzo is X-ing out dairy, Shira is adding in daily creative writing, Emma is going to make her bed every morning, and Callie is going to clean up her toys each day. We hope you'll support our health goals with a donation to our campaign. Even a small gift will help RRP get to their big campaign goal of $20,000.
To learn more about the RUNX1 Research Program, visit www.runx1-fpd.org.
The RUNX1 Research Program's main goal is cancer prevention. Individuals with RUNX1-FPD are 30x more likely to develop blood cancer than the general population. RRP invests in trying to understand why some patients never get sick while others do. Nearly all cancers have an environmental component, so the potential for prevention exists. It is well-established that moving more, eating healthier foods and living lower-stress lives contributes to better health outcomes. Positive habits of body and mind are tangible ways to help improve your health and stave off cancer.