Watching my dear friends go through this for the third time, I have so many emotions and conflicting feelings. On one hand I am so sad and terrified. On the other hand I have this fire burning inside me. I am angry and I want revenge. I want revenge on the cancer that has taken so many children at far too young an age. About 1,543 children will die from the disease each year. This makes cancer the leading cause of death by disease among U.S. children. We NEED better cures for these kids! Did you know that only 15 new drugs have been approved for pediatric cancer in the last 55 years (compared to the 120 new drugs approved for adult cancers). So why are new drugs not being developed for childhood cancer? This article says it is because childhood cancer is not profitable to the pharmaceutical companies, kids don't vote, kids get the hand-me-downs, and their cancers are different (to name a few). Nobody is helping these kids. They need people fighting in their corner and standing up for them. They cant do it themselves!
Watch this video that explains why childhood cancer needs private funding so badly:
Facts about childhood cancer:
These are just some of the many MANY reasons that P.S. I Adore You is so serious about finding a cure for these kids. Our favorite childhood cancer research foundation is CureSearch and we have decided that we need to raise some money for them in honor of sweet Millie Flamm. We are teaming up with Luvalexa who has created this darling printable calendar. We are selling them in our store for the next 5 days and 100% of the proceeds will go to CureSearch in honor of Millie!