BENEFITING: American Childhood Cancer Organization
EVENT DATE: Oct 28, 2011
On October 28th, Simon Says Yoga will be rolling out their yoga mats and asking you for more than just a perfectly-balanced tree pose. They’re asking you to give your yoga at a benefit for the American Childhood Cancer organization.
Simon Says Yoga invites you to join us in raising awareness and much needed funds for an organization that provides valuable resources to families with children affected by cancer.
Pre-Register or find more information at http://www.simonsaysyoga.com/
Practice is FREE but a SUGGESTED $15 and above DONATION please come regardless of what you can afford.
Date and time: October 28th at 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
What American Childhood Cancer Organization Does:
Since 1970, American Childhood Cancer Organization has been respected as an essential and integral provider of programs and services required by families of children and adolescents with cancer across this country. Together with our local affiliates who provide the direct support with families, we address the critical needs that families face today. As a grassroots leader in the childhood cancer community, it is our responsibility to speak for the needs of the families and survivors. Doing so, we help shape policy, research, and programs on the national level that affect the lives of families today and tomorrow. The board and staff of ACCO are committed to serving our community until the day when no child dies or is left with life long effects from this devastating disease.
American Childhood Cancer Organization's mission is to address the needs of families through programs that emphasize information, advocacy, awareness, and research. In this way, we can support families both directly and through our affiliation with local organizations, and work toward a better tomorrow for our children and adolescents. Our organization was founded by a talented and committed group of parents, and we have placed a priority on ensuring that those making policy decisions today understand what a family goes through when their child has been diagnosed with cancer. Over two thirds of our organization board and staff are either survivors or a family member of a child or adolescent who had cancer. We understand this is a family disease and it is a disease that is for life. One in 330 children will be diagnosed before their 20th birthday, and it is estimated that by the year 2010 one in 450 young adults between the ages of 18 and 45 will be a survivor of childhood cancer. The recent Childhood Cancer Survivor Study has documented that 2/3 of survivors deal with long term late effects from its toxic treatment, 1/3 of which are moderate to severe. We strongly believe that families need accurate information, advocacy, and support from the first day of diagnosis through the rest of the child s life. The staff and board of American Childhood Cancer Organization are committed to meeting the needs of these survivors and their families.