Kathy Ireland Joins the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation’s ‘Team 43’ to Raise Funds and Awareness
Every day in the United States, 43 children are diagnosed with childhood cancer. That is why the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF) is joining forces with supermodel-turned-supermodel Kathy Ireland to launch the “43 Challenge” to raise awareness and funds for pediatric cancer research with the goal of eradicating the disease. to row.
In an interview with CURE®, Ireland shared details on how to get involved in this fundraising initiative and gave some advice to families who may be suffering from childhood cancer.
“New research is constantly coming out,” said Ireland. So while this is just a horrifying thing that we even have to fight against, there is great hope. And so I encourage families to focus on the hope, get into solution mode, and don’t let the fear stop you. “
CURE®: Can you tell us about the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation “Team 43”?
Ireland: absolutely. (We are called) Team 43 because, heartbreaking, 43 precious children in our country are diagnosed with cancer every day. So we have Team 43.
To find out how to join this team and how to contribute, visit NationalPCF.org. It is the month of April, but this goes well beyond April, your help is always needed. And we encourage people to give how you can, whether it’s $ 4.30, $ 43, $ 430, or more, whatever you can do. Please give as it is badly needed. And especially in these times of COVID, the children are more vulnerable than ever, and the money needed is incredibly important to eradicate cancer.
CURE®: What advice would you give to a family affected by childhood cancer?
Ireland: Well, first of all I would say not to live in fear. Wonderful treatments are underway. There are great options. So educate yourself, learn everything you can learn.
Keep your child and your family as healthy as possible and know what you put into your body, recognize the diet and how it affects cancer, recognize the toxins that may be in your home. Bodies are very fragile, especially when undergoing cancer treatment.
And please keep in touch with others. The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation is a wealth of information. So please connect (with them). They are online and you can learn your best options for where you live.
And new research is always coming out. So while this is just something horrifying that we even have to fight against, there is great hope. And so I encourage families to focus on the hope, get into solution mode, and don’t let the fear stop you. There are people who will come next to you.
And the National Charity Navigator, they’ve rated the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation 100%. Visit them and learn how to get the best resources for your specific needs.
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