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Gold Ribbon Hero Bree R

Gold Ribbon Hero Bree R

“She is the most incredible mother to her 2 year old daughter Kylie who is battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma. She is strong, faithful, positive, optimistic, courageous, and open about what her family is going through. This has helped her spread awareness about Neuroblastoma and Childhood Cancer. She has helped light Times Square Gold this September and is the definition of a Hero. A Hero for her daughter Kylie, and for the 40,000 friends and followers that have followed their journey on Facebook. She shares her faith and every step of this journey so others can better understand what a family goes through when their child has cancer. She is my Hero!” Rachelle V.

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StepUp Signs

How will you #StepUp in September?

It’s almost Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! How will you #StepUp in support of more funding for childhood cancer research this September?

We have created 10 #StepUp Signs you could print out for your #StepUp Selfies.  Just click on any of the links below.  Please be sure to send in your selfie on our Facebook page or by email to cperry@acco.org.  Thank you and we can’t wait to see how you will #StepUp!

#StepUp Signs on Gold Background

Selfie 1: #1 Cause of Death

Selfie 2: 1 of 285 Diagnosed

Selfie 3: 71 Years of Life Lost

Selfie 4: Sibling of Child with Cancer

Selfie 5: Parent of a Child with Cancer

Selfie 6: Parent of a Child who Lost Battle

Selfie 7: Parent of a Child who Won Battle

Selfie 8: Supporter Against Childhood Cancer

Selfie 9: Survivor of Childhood Cancer

Selfie 10: Current Childhood Cancer Warrior

 

#StepUp Signs on White Background (to print on gold paper)

Selfie 1: #1 Cause of Death

Selfie 2: 1 of 285 Diagnosed

Selfie 3: 71 Years of Life Lost

Selfie 4: Sibling of Child with Cancer

Selfie 5: Parent of a Child with Cancer

Selfie 6: Parent of a Child who Lost Battle

Selfie 7: Parent of a Child who Won Battle

Selfie 8: Supporter Against Childhood Cancer

Selfie 9: Survivor of Childhood Cancer

Selfie 10: Current Childhood Cancer Warrior

 

 

Gold Ribbon Hero Donna C

Gold Ribbon Hero Avery C

“Avery is a 5 year old Gold Ribbon Hero as she has faced cancer twice in her short life. She was diagnosed with Stage 2 Wilms tumor in 2012, and Stage 3 recurrent Wilms in January 2014. She has fought 5 surgeries, 10 fragments of radiation, multile transfusions, 6 months of chemo in 2012 and 7 months in 2014. She has remained incredibly strong, despite all the pain and challenges during this time. She is a true fighter and one that exemplifies strength, courage, and positivity. She has been an inspiration to many…Avery…is our hero!!” – Kari C. Avery C

Gold Ribbon Hero Kathleen P

“My hero is a special needs bus driver and a single mom to three kids. She lost her first born son to neuroblastoma. She has never given up her dream of getting her college degree and is currently is a 52 year old college student trying to obtain her degree in social work.” – Alicia P.

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Gold Ribbon Hero Brody E

Pediatric Cancer Patients Treated to Free Popsicles to Fight Effects of Treatment

Nothing is better than an ice-cold popsicle on a hot summer day, especially when it’s free! If you’re a young patient coping with cancer, a freezer pop is not only a tasty treat; it also makes you feel better.

In partnership with the American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO) and The Jel-Sert Company, maker of Fla-Vor-Ice and Otter Pops, Nemours Children’s Clinic and The Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart in Pensacola is now providing outpatient pediatric cancer patients with free ice pops all throughout the year as part of the “Take a Pop; Share a Smile” program. Young patients who visit Nemours Children’s Clinic and the hospital’s Pediatric Infusion Center for outpatient cancer treatment are invited to choose a pop in their favorite flavor.

NemoursJel Sert and the ACCO recently donated a 5-cubic-foot freezer to Nemours Children’s Clinic and stocked it with 200 freezer pops. The Jel Sert Company will keep it stocked with a continuous supply of pops.

Children with cancer face many challenges, including several unpleasant side effects from treatment. Invasive, toxic therapies can cause painful mouth sores, which make eating, drinking and even speaking difficult. Ice pops are often used to ease the pain and to bring some fun into a very serious situation. They are a welcome source of oral hydration, too. Whether a child with cancer is visiting for lab work or undergoing treatment, he or she is invited to choose a pop.

“Little things like an icy-cold freezer pop can make a big difference to a child coping with cancer,” says Jenny Greunke, pediatric social worker with Nemours Children’s Clinic. “The freezer design is colorful, and getting these free, icy treats just adds a little fun to their treatment visits,” says Greunke.

The “Take a Pop; Share a Smile” program began in 2008, and today almost 90 children’s hospitals and pediatric treatment facilities across the U.S. are partners. For more information about this program, visit www.jelsert.com.

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Gold Ribbon Hero Lucas S

“My son Lucas was a fighter since we first found out on September 28, 2012 that he had ALL. He gave it his all until his final breath on Jun 28, 2014. My baby is my hero and always will be. He went into remission Oct 29, 2012 but relapsed March 11, 2014. He received a bone marrow transplant May 28, 2014 but due to complications from the high doses of chemo and radiation his little body just couldn’t fight anymore. He has touched the lives of many and in his honor I think he deserves a Gold Ribbon.” – Robin S.

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