I'm excited to announce Team Jacob Foundation's partnership with Aimees Army! Aimee's Army founder (and mother of Aimee Dickey), Annette 'Nardelli' McKeon has been researching possible causes of DIPG and common links among children diagnosed since Aimee's diagnosis in 2007.
Today we launched the electronic version of Aimee's survey, which we hope will enable us to gather more data from parents of children diagnosed with DIPG, and help in the fight for a cure.
An estimated 4,200 new cases of childhood primary non-malignant & malignant brain & central nervous system tumors are expected to be diagnosed in the US in 2012. Of these 4,200 new cases, and estimated 3,020 will be in children less then 15 years of age. Of that most will die within two years. Long term survival rates are still at a low 30% or less depending on the location within the brain.
PLEASE VISIT THE PEDIATRIC WALL OF COURAGE
Show your support for all those who have/had battle brain tumors.
New 2009 Team Unite Gear Now Available!
Ideas for September
Childhood Cancer Awareness License Plates: The Great State of Virginia is working on getting a special license plate produced in support of Childhood Cancer Awareness. Please go to http://www.helpcancerkids.org/ and check this out! They need a certain number of pre-ordered plates in order to start production. Wouldn’t it be great to get all of the states to support this important cause? Let’s make it happen Team Unite! Thanks to the awesome state of Virginia for spearheading this effort! Does anyone know of other states doing this?! Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post on our forum!
Coordinate a Blood and/or Bone Marrow Drive:Team Logan’s Aunt Sheila did this recently with her church and a blood drive benefiting children fighting cancer. She got up and Told Logan’s story and they had an incredible turn out for the blood drive! Way to go Aunt Sheila. What a great way to honor your nephew!
Wear a Gold Ribbon and September Gear: Get kids involved and make gold ribbons to pass out with a flier at events or anywhere! Awareness is what we need! Spread the news far and wide to everyone/anyone you can! Ask your hospitals what they plan to do in September for the kids and to raise awareness! Please share what you are doing on our forum!
A very special Thank You!
We appreciate EVERYONE'S help and contributions to our collective cause. We would like to extend a special thank you to a few teams who have gone above and beyond in various ways to ensure that we are heard loud and clear.
These 6 teams have received a special recognition t-shirt design available along with our Team Unite September Gear. Congratulations, and THANK YOU!!!!!