St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does amazing things for amazing children and their families, and you can help. It’s time for the 11th annual St. Jude Thanks and Giving campaign, and there are many ways to get involved.
You’ve seen the ice bucket challenges and telethons, but did you know that the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is the world’s leading nonprofit health agency dedicated to finding treatments and cures for muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases? They fund worldwide research; provide comprehensive health care services and support to MDA families nationwide; and rally communities to show support via advocacy, fundraising, and local engagement. It is pretty special.
November is lung cancer awareness month. Lung cancer is the biggest killer in the world, and second in the U.S. only to heart disease. Unfortunately, maybe because of the stigma of lung cancer as a smokers’ disease (and by implication, a disease they deserve), or maybe because other groups working for awareness for other types of cancer,have been so admirably successful, lung cancer research and organizations receive comparatively very little funding. Let’s change that.
Walk the magical, winding streets of the Disneyland Resort on October 12, 2014 to celebrate the lives of children saved by CHOC Children’s, and to honor the memory of those children who bravely lost their battle against serious disease or illness.