September is childhood cancer awareness month, and NAMIC members helped to fight children’s cancer as part of the 8th annual fun run/walk during the 117th Annual Convention.
Participants followed a three or five kilometer course on the grounds to the Gaylord Texan Hotel and Conference Center, where the convention is being held. Proceeds from the event will go to the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most-promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives.
Every 3 minutes a child is diagnosed with cancer – one in five does not survive. Since 2006 St. Baldrick’s has committed more than $101 million in research grants and the foundation now funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government.
Every year, St. Baldrick’s hosts “shavings” around the country where volunteers shave their head sot show solidarity with cancer victims and raise money for cancer research. NAMIC President and CEO Charles Chamness is an annual “shavee” and event organizer, and sits on the board of the foundation.
Posted: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 11:25:58 AM.
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