You may have heard of a Kid’s Walk for Children’s Cancer. This website was borne out of such a ‘walk’. Today, let’s discuss why joining one is very important.
What’s a Kid’s Walk for Cancer?
If you have not heard of this particular event, this is normally an annual event in various locations. It is a charity event where people can sign up to join. While pediatric cancers are very real and affect a large number of children all over the world, the research is still lacking. This is primarily because it is underfunded. A Kid’s Walk for Pediatric Cancer is an event where people can get together to change that.
Why is it Important to Join One?
A majority of the funding that pediatric cancer research utilizes are from private donations. We all should not stand idly by and wait for large corporations or wealthy entities to donate their funds. The everyday citizens—friends and families of those afflicted by childhood cancer—should be able to do what we can to help fund the research.
An event such as this is usually a place where cancer patients, their families, supporters, medical personnel, and even research organizations come together to meet and provide support to show everyone how pediatric cancer has affected lives and how those lives are doing what they can. This kind of event is one that helps to build a good community of people who all have a common goal: to obtain a definitive cure.
Yes, we have mentioned that pediatric cancer is something that affects millions of children all over the globe. Despite this, there is still very little that is known about it and its many, many subtypes. People need to be more aware of the initial symptoms in order to promote early detection. Parents need to become more aware on what they can do to help their child better if they are diagnosed with cancer.
We should all be in this together. Pediatric Cancer is blight that affects what should be the foundation of our society and our continuance as a species. It also important to remember that a majority of the breakthroughs in medicine regarding adult cancers was all based off information obtained from the research of childhood cancers.
Considering the reasons we have cited above, why do you think it would be important to join a ‘walk’ for Pediatric Cancer?