Did you know, 1 in every 330 children will be diagnosed with cancer before age 20, and that cancer is the number 1 killer of children by disease?
Despite both of these facts, childhood cancer is grossly under funded. The Northwest Indiana Cancer Kids Foundation says the National Cancer Institute spends 96% of its budget on adult cancers and just 4% on childhood cancers.
These are all things the family of Lane Goodwin wants you to know. Lane's fight with cancer took the national spotlight when a campaign of encouragement called "Thumbs up for Lane" went viral. Suddenly, hundreds of thousands of people knew his name, and they were all made aware of childhood cancer. And Lane's family says, awareness leads to research, which leads to a cure.
That is their hope.
And that's the hope a number of organizations that have stepped forward to do walks, runs, softball tournaments, motorcycle rides and other events to raise money for Childhood Cancer Research and for Lane's family.
Here is one of them:
Prayers for Lane Goodwin
~Hosted by, Grace Point Church 11 W. Iowa St. Evansville, In 47711~
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Harrison High School Football Complex
Key-Note Speaker 11:00-11:30AM
· Dr. Michael L. Titzer, MD, Oncology/Hematology Associate
Donations are strongly encouraged!!
Checks can be made out to Angie Goodwin for Lane Goodwin and mailed to: PO Box 105 Beach Grove, KY 42322
"Prayers For Lane Goodwin" Facebook Page via PayPal
***All donations received at the event will be given to the Goodwin Family***
We'll be posting more Childhood Cancer Awareness events benefiting all Tri-State Kids with Cancer in a special section coming soon to 14news.com.
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