BENEFITING: MELANOMA RESEARCH ALLIANCE FOUNDATION
Hi, my name is Sadie and when I was only in second grade my mom was diagnosed with melanoma. At first,considering, I was only 8 I didn’t quite know what was happening to my mom. As the weeks went by I noticed a pattern, she kept on going to the doctors or having them come over and getting what I called booboos (shots). Later my parents finally sat down and explained she would need surgery at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center I was terrified I could lose my mother.
When she was getting the treatment she needed I wanted to do everything I could to help my mom. Because I was so young the only thing I could do was be extra nice and try to make my moms life a little bit easier, and trust that the doctors were doing everything they could. Luckily for my family, my mom was able to beat cancer. Now that I am older I am thrilled to be able to help those afflicted with the same disease that not only my mom but also my Grammy had.
When it came to picking a charity for my bat mitzvah the choice was easy. I wanted to work with the MRA because the cause was so near to my heart. Not only am I committed to raising money for the MRA but I am also passionate about spreading awareness about melanoma. During my time at sleep away camp I am always encouraging other girls to wear sunscreen and protect themselves from the sun. Hopefully through my partnership with MRA I can learn even more about melanoma and help raise awareness so others can prevent getting the same disease as my mom had. The MRA founders Mr. & Mrs Black underwrite their foundation so all your generosity will go straight to helping find a cute. Thank you! XoSadie