We didn’t know until recently, when Cole (7) and Jake (5) took a great interest in Terry Fox this fall. Learning about Terry prompted them to begin asking questions about cancer, and specifically, if kids like them could get cancer.
I have a dear friend, who at 37 thought she would never have children of her own. Then along came dear little Taylor, weighing in at 9.2 lbs. She looked perfect – all her fingers and toes. Every parents dream, right? Taylor was diagnosed with neuroblastoma.
Kids Cancer Care invites you and your school to take part in the Shave Your Lid for a Kid® program. This unique and exciting fundraising program has brought together thousands of teachers, administrators and students losing their locks to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer.
The country cutie has buzzed off her locks in a show of solidarity to her best friend, Summer Holt Miller, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in June. Pickler refers to Miller as her sister and decided to undergo the hair buzzing in Nashville alongside Miller.
“To see my young teammate, and someone I was helping along, be so tuned in to the adversities of these incredible children who have battled cancer made me realize that to truly represent Canada, I have to do more than just compete. I believe the true spirit of being an Olympian realizes itself when you leverage your privileged position as a role model to positively impact others, while bringing awareness to important causes like Kids Cancer Care.”
Every year Canadian children suffer hair loss due to a variety of causes including such things as cancer treatments or burns. In order to help these children build their confidence, a program called Angel Hair for Kids was created.