GOLDEN OP­POR­TU­NITY TO HELP CHIL­DREN

Septem­ber is Child­hood Can­cer Aware­ness Month

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - By Gin­ger Rae Dun­bar gdun­bar@21st-cen­tu­ry­media.com @GingerDun­bar on Twit­ter

EAST BRANDY­WINE >> A gold bow dis­played around the com­mu­nity is be­ing coined as a sym­bol to in­form the pub­lic of Child­hood Can­cer Aware­ness month.

This Septem­ber, in line with the Cure4­Cam Child­hood Can­cer Foun­da­tion mis­sion, mem­bers are rais­ing aware­ness about child­hood can­cer and rais­ing funds for child­hood can­cer re­search through a com­mu­nity wide event called “Paint the Town Gold.”

Event organizers have a goal to sell gold bows to peo­ple to dis­play on their door­ways and mail­boxes through­out the com­mu­nity dur­ing Septem­ber.

The bows are be­ing sold for $10 each and all of the funds raised by Cure4­Cam will go to­ward child­hood can­cer re­search. They will be sell­ing the bows at the East Brandy­wine Fire Com­pany at 2096 Bondsville Road to­day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m.

The Cure4­Cam Child­hood Can­cer Foun­da­tion was founded in mem­ory of Cameron Evans, a Downingtown stu­dent, who passed away in 2012 at 14 from leukemia. Regina and Doug Evans, his par­ents, co-founded Cure4­Cam.

The foun­da­tion seeks to raise com­mu­nity aware­ness con­cern­ing, and sup­ports the de­vel­op­ment of, new and more hu­mane ther­a­pies for child­hood can­cer.

Gold bows will be on sale for $10 each at the East Brandy­wine Fire Com­pany at 2096 Bondsville Road to­day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and from 6-7:30 p.m. All of the funds raised by Cure4­Cam will go to­ward child­hood can­cer re­search.

“We be­lieve in a fu­ture in which can­cer treat­ment for chil­dren will be gen­tler and more ef­fec­tive,” the foun­da­tion web­site states. “New and highly in­spi­ra­tional ther­a­pies, which specif­i­cally tar­get each pa­tient’s in­di­vid­ual can­cer cells, are within reach but se­ri­ously un­der­funded. By bring­ing break­throughs in child­hood can­cer re­search to the fore­front, we can raise pub­lic con­cern and, sub­se­quently, funds needed to sup­port re­search grants and new clin­i­cal stud­ies.”

The mem­bers asked com­mu­nity mem­bers to help their cause. They noted as Cameron said, “The best kind of in­spi­ra­tion is the kind that makes you want to save a life.”

The foun­da­tion has granted more than $500,000 to help fund child­hood can­cer re­search.

The foun­da­tion mem­bers are tak­ing or­ders for the bows. They said to pur­chase a bow or be­come a neigh­bor­hood rep­re­sen­ta­tive who spreads the word and hands out bow or­ders to neigh­bors, con­tact Dana Jones, the “Go Gold” co­or­di­na­tor, at dana­jones114@ya­hoo.com. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit http://www.cure4­cam.org/

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

A gold bow dis­played around the com­mu­nity dur­ing Septem­ber is a sym­bol to in­form the pub­lic of Child­hood Can­cer Aware­ness month.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO

Cure4­Cam Child­hood Can­cer Foun­da­tion mem­bers are rais­ing aware­ness about child­hood can­cer and rais­ing funds for child­hood can­cer re­search through a com­mu­nity wide event called “Paint the Town Gold.”

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