BENEFITING: GOLD IN SEPTEMBER CHARITABLE TRUST
EVENT DATE: Sep 01, 2015
Every three minutes, a child is diagnosed with cancer. Pediatric cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease in children, and the incidence of invasive cancer in children is up 29% in the last 20 years. This is why The University of Dayton has made its focus to bring awareness to this awful disease throughout the month of September. September is national pediatric cancer awareness month. During this month, UD will host various events to raise money to donate to pediatric cancer research through the organization called the G9 Project. The G9 Project is an organization started by 13 year-old Annie Bartosz. After watching her twin brother struggle with treatment for seven years before cancer took his life in 2012, she recognized the suffering that the children and their families endure with this terrible disease. This made Annie determined to turn the world gold in September before pediatric cancer claimed the life or spirit of another child. With gold as the national color for childhood cancer and September as the recognized National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, the G9 Project combines impact with simplicity. Funds raised will be used in full to support the mission of G9 to support every child, everywhere battling cancer today, tomorrow, and until cures are found. With 27 pediatric cancer Centers of Excellence, G9 will be providing direct support for the development of clinical trials that have the opportunity to directly impact children everywhere, including kids battling cancer here in our state and kids traveling elsewhere to receive breakthrough therapies to return home with renewed hope. In addition, funds will be used to support the Children’s Oncology Group’s Project: EveryChild to test and tissue bank cancer cells from every child diagnosed with cancer. By having access to these tissue samples, doctors and researchers will be able to immediately test new therapies against even the most rare cancers. As the Polio virus makes headlines as a potential therapy for the most aggressive type of brain tumor, tissue banking can allow testing of this therapy and therapies on the horizon for childhood cancer tumors as well. With your help, The University of Dayton will host various fundraisers for this cause. But this will not be possible without the help of others. By donating, you will be helping bring awareness to a very serious issue and contribute to finding its cure. Don't wait for pediatric cancer to claim its next victim. Donate now.