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Sunday, August 10, 2008

Please Read!!

I received the following email. Please, sign the petition and pass it along. Thanks so much!!:


First, let me say I wish you and your family the best. I am writing today because we have a common enemy, childhood cancer. My name is AJ's Dad. And I started the Cure Childhood Cancer Petition because I, like many of you, am frustrated at the sheer lack of awareness and funding for childhood cancer. The idea behind the petition is simple; collect one million signatures in support of creating a network TV special devoted solely to childhood cancer. It's a story you don't hear (and I am not optimistic you will hear much on the StandUp2Cancer show either). Yet it impacts 1 in 300 of our children, and is the #1 killer disease of our kids. During the show we will promote a book, with all proceeds going to CureSearch. It will actually be a collection of stories of how our children faced this disease, stared it down, inspired those around them, and displayed courage and grace no matter what. How they changed people. Like me. Our AJ, my best friend in the whole world, was only 14 years old when he left us on January 5, 2008. And now our world will never be the same.

Since we started the Petition it continues to gain momentum and attention:

We have nearly 13,000 signatures

We have been written about by CureSearch (click for story)

We have been written about by LIVESTRONG (click for story)

We have been written about by Alex's Lemonade Stands (click for story)

The Chief of Pediatric Oncology at Texas Children's Cancer Center has allowed us to post paper petitions and supports us

The Chief of Pediatric Oncology at Duke University Medical School has allowed us to post paper petitions and supports us
So this is real. This is happening. We have momentum. But we need your help.

Here's how you can help:

Sign the Cure Childhood Cancer Petition. And send the link around to all your friends and family, post on your carepage/caringbridge page (if you have a website I can provide "code" where they can sign right on your site).

Print and post these around at local coffee shops, wherever people gather. They are petitions with little tear-offs listing the website address. We have them up at Duke and TX Children's right now. Just in the family or break room, or the bulletin board at clinic.

And, if are running a fund raiser like a Lemonade Stand, and you want to collect signatures on paper, here is a Paper version of the Petition. You can email them to me (or ask for a mailing address) and we will get them input.
Remember, "you get what you give". Thanks for any help you can provide. Together we can make a difference.

AJs Dad
AJsspace -
AJs Blog -
Cure Childhood Cancer -

****If you can't click on the link just copy and paste it, thanks!!


Anissa Mayhew said...

I got your email and was excited to see that you aren't going to quit blogging. I think you have an amazing voice and can be such an inspiration to everyone out there. I know you don't feel like it or want to be, but you are.

I love you,

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