Tag Archives: Research

everyone should have a chance to be a kid.

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Solving Kids’ Cancer’s Junior Ambassadors are a group of 6-16 year olds whose philanthropic efforts help create new and more effective treatments for children with the most challenging childhood cancers. They deserve to be in the spotlight for their commitments and passions to bring change to the childhood cancer community. Throughout the month of April, we are proud to introduce you all to this inspirational group of future leaders.

Meet Jr. Ambassador, Finn Kennedy. (My niece, who never had the chance to meet her brother/my nephew, Hazen, who passed away from pediatric cancer before she was born.)

What do you want to do when you grow up?
” I want to be a lawyer because the world needs good lawyers.”

Why did you decide to become a Jr. Ambassador for Solving Kids’ Cancer?
“Because I feel like everyone should have a chance to be a kid, have fun and change the world and I want to help sick kids to have that.”

What do you want your efforts to do?
” I want this money to go to researchers who try to invent medicines using expensive technology.”

What do you think we can all do for children that are fighting cancer?
” We can encourage them to stay happy. We should work hard and do our best to let people know that there are children who really need help.”

https://solvingkidscancer.org

“the measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”

-corrie ten boom

 

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dock porters with heart.

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my brother, scott

who never stops raising money for research and awareness

in honor of my nephew, hazen, gone way too soon

so that others may stay.

thank you to his mackinac island dock porter brothers from so many years ago.


“say not in grief: “he is no more”, but live in thankfulness that he was.”

-hebrew proverb

http://solvingkidscancer.org/

“there are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.” ~g.k. chesterton

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what a beautiful morning to help

at the annual

juvenile diabetes research foundation event

and

 to take a great walk after

 right in the mix with

dogs, babies, strollers, scooters, families,

friends, teams, singles, wagons and trees

and then come to the end

very happy to have been a part of it all.

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“we are all here on earth to help others;

what on earth the others are here for I don’t know.”

-w.h. auden

http://www.jdrf.org

photo credit: steve townsend

fashion is not about clothes, it is about a look. – carine roitfeld

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they say

clothes don’t make the man

but

a fashion-forward rotweiller

on a gray, rainy day

strolling among the humans

to raise money

for

type 1 diabetes research

in her ballet-soft tutu

sure shows some

style and class.

age and size are only numbers.

it’s the attitude you bring to clothes

that makes the difference.

-donna karan

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http://jdrf.org

legacy.

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http://www.solvingkidscancer.org

my brother’s loving legacy to his son, hazen:

a non-profit

pediatric cancer

research funding and awareness program

so that no other child and family

should ever have to suffer from cancer again.

Day 30 – As we close out the month of September, we want to share our most sincere thanks with all of you who supported our #CCAM campaign. We can’t wait to share the results with you! We also want to thank our friends at Adams Fairacre Farms, Inc. for their support all month long, BGC Charity Day and the beautiful Coco Rocha for an incredible day of fundraising on September 11, and The Ronan Thompson Foundation for allowing us to be part of the incredible Runway Heroes event on September 26th. It was an amazing month, and we are so proud of the #awareness raised across the entire #childhoodcancer community. #thatsawrap!

 

Have you lost your mind?

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The case of 100 missing brains has been solved. The brains, missing from the university of Texas in Austin, have been found at the university of Texas in San Antonio.  T. Schallert, a professor at the Austin campus, said, “They, (the researchers at the San Antonio campus), read a media report and called to say, ‘We’ve got those brains!'”

The brains, used for research, have been AWOL since the 1990s, but their whereabouts took on a new urgency with the publication of a new book, “Malformed: Forgotten Brains of the Texas State Mental Hospital.

I am left wondering  how one walks out with 100 brains, and how ironic that they have actually been forgotten.

Credits: Gary Larson, the far side, the detroit free press wire services