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2370840181_18b8af1f50_t[1]A childhood cancer diagnosis creates high anxiety within the entire family. There are many costs – social, emotional, spiritual, and financial.

Loss of income occurs as parents take time off from their jobs to be available for their child during hospital stays, for frequent out-patient clinic appointments, and a demanding at home medications schedule. Children also have compromised immune systems and many times cannot attend school or daycare. This can require that one parent quit their job. While income is lost, costs increase because of medical expenses.

Increased costs come from out-of-pocket medical expenses and non-medical expenses such as transportation, food, lodging, family care, and other miscellaneous items. Financial pressures can persist long after active treatment has ended. It can take many years for families to recover. Many families face long-term costly follow-up care and sometimes life-long medications for their child. Families who subsequently experience the loss of their child face even greater financial problems.

Thankfully, there are ways you can help. Kids Cancer Fund is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides financial assistance to families in need and funds promising research. Check out the website at www.KidsCancerFund.org and visit www.facebook.com/KidsCancerFund

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Imagine enduring months of chemotherapy, countless needle sticks, endless nausea, fevers and infections. Imagine going through this. Now imagine watching your child go through this. Unfortunately, there are many children and families that are experiencing this nightmare right now.

Cancer is a horrific disease and is the second leading cause of death for children between the ages of 1 and 14. Did you know that more than 50% of the children who are diagnosed with cancer are ages 2 and under? This is why I’m asking you to support Kids Cancer Fund.

Kid’s Cancer Fund is a volunteer run 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the survival rate and quality of care for children with cancer. Programs are funded solely by donors and I need your help to keep them running. A few examples of services are:

· Providing financial help to families of children undergoing treatment

· Purchasing a special toy or gift that a sick child will find comforting during their chemo or radiation therapy

· Providing grants to promising pediatric cancer research programs

I need your help and kindly ask that you join me today and support this important cause. Please give $25, $50, $100 or whatever your budget will allow. Your donation will make a difference in the life of a child and is tax deductible. You can donate online by visiting www.KidsCancerFund.org.

Please donate today. Thank you for supporting the fight against childhood cancer. Together, we can make a difference.

Sincerely yours,
Jackson Rodgers
Kids Cancer Fund

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