September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Thomasville has many ways that you can get involved in helping stop childhood cancer. Although childhood cancer is not common, it is the leading cause of death among children in the United States.
You have probably seen the gold bows that decorate downtown Thomasville benches, doors, trees and even cars. These gold bows help bring awareness to childhood cancer and fund CURE Childhood Cancer (www.curechildhoodcancer.org). CURE is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through funding targeted research and supporting patients and their families.
The gold bows are available at the following locations around Thomasville: Stone’s Home Center, Clanton Hodges, Thomasville Visitor’s Center and Blush. You can also request a gold bow from your local florist. In exchange for the gold bow, you will give a $10 (or more!) donation which goes directly to CURE.
There are many ways to do your part to cure childhood cancer in Thomasville. The following events will be going on around town:
Sept. 9th – Alex’s Lemonade Stand & gold bows available at Brookwood football game.
Sept. 10th – Mimi’s supports CURE Childhood Cancer all day Saturday with % of sales going to CURE.
Sept. 13th – Chick-Fil-A supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation with % of sales going to ALSF from 5:00pm-8:00pm.
Sept. 16th – Senior Life Insurance hosts a “Caps for CURE” day.
Sept. 20th – Barberitos supports CURE Childhood Cancer all day with % going to CURE.
Sept. 24th – Blush Salon & Spa Cut-A-Thon from 9:00am-noon. Haircuts, Blowouts, Express manicures & pedicures. All proceeds go to CURE. Enjoy Alex’s Lemonade, too!
Sept. 24th – Spin for CURE at YMCA from 9:00am-11:00am. Zumba for CURE from 10:00am-noon.
Sept. 29th – Onward Reserve hosts event for CURE. CURE t-shirts designed by Onward Reserve available with proceeds going to CURE. 4:30pm-6:30pm.
All fundraising proceeds will be donated to CURE and/or Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (www.alexslemonade.org). Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer.
According to National Cancer Institute, as of 2014, it is estimated that 15,780 children and adolescents 19 years of age and younger will be diagnosed with cancer. Of those diagnosed, 1,960 will die of the disease in the United States. I hope you will Join us in painting the town GOLD.