Almost 4 years ago, our then 2-year-old son, Joshua was diagnosed with cancer. Leukemia, to be exact. And that diagnosis is one that folks are blasted with every day.
Here are the facts:
– Cancer is diagnosed in approximately 12,400 children in the United States each year.
– Leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system represent more than 50 percent of new cases.
– Childhood cancer is the most common cause of death by disease for young people in the United States. Approximately 7 children die every day of cancer.
– Currently, the US government allocates more than $300 million in funds to breast cancer, but kids’ cancer gets less than $30 million. Please don’t read me trying to say that other types of cancer research get too much; just trying to point out the difference in funding.
That’s why you should eat at Chili’s tonight. Because September is cancer awareness month, Chili’s restaurants all over the country will be donating 100% of profits from your meals today to St. Jude Hospital.While Joshua didn’t receive treatment at St. Jude’s, pretty much all the treatment protocols and research either have their source or are strongly related to this phenomenal hospital.
So go get some chicken crispers and a molten chocolate cake tonight.
Thanks for doing so.