CHILDHOOD CANCER IS CURABLE! Cancer is a growing and serious public health concern in the Philippines, which requires urgent and concerted action. Every day, people are needlessly dying and suffering; families are robbed of their loved ones; communities lose productive contributors to a brighter future EVERY 3 HOURS! 10 EVERY DAY A FILIPINO CHILD DIES OF CANCER! NOT BECAUSE HE IS WEAK OR HIS DOCTORS WERE NEGLIGENT BUT BECAUSE HE IS POOR For childhood cancers average survival rate in the Philippines is at a low 30 percent. BECAUSE HE CANT BUY THE MEDICINES HE NEEDS TO SURVIVE Cancer pushes Filipino families deeper into poverty. Cancer treatment costs are catastrophic and the economic burden is overwhelming Childhood cancer is now curable. In developed countries like the United States, UK, and Japan, 8 to 9 out of 10 kids survive childhood cancer, and live productive and meaningful lives. Unfortunately, in developing countries like ours, 8 out of 10 kids will die. They die NOT because of cancer or the limitations of modern science. They die because of constraints posed by poverty and the families' inability to get early diagnosis, access life saving drugs and afford timely, appropriate treatment. IN THIS REGARD ... WE WILL RUN FOR HOPE! RUN FOR LIFE! RUN FOR FILIPINO KIDS W CANCER HAVE A NORMAL HEALTHY PRODUCTIVE LIFE IN THE NEW YORK MARATHON SLATED ON NOV 5 2017 JOIN OUR JOURNEY FOR LIFE ! BE THEIR LIGHT IN TIMES OF DARKNESS BE THEIR EYES BE THEIR AMBASSADOR OF HOPE BE THEIR VOICE BE THEIR ANGEL BE THEIR COMPANION BE THEIR GUIDE BE THEIR EYES BE THEIR MESSENGER BE THEIR SAVIOR WORKING TOGETHER WE WILL SAVE LIVES LET US STOP THE DYING LET US ACT NOW JAMES AUSTE BRAIN SKIN CANCER WARRIOR KWC ADVOCATE CANCER WARRIORS FOUNDATION PHILIPPINES GOD IS GOOD!