September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Join us today, September 30, 2009 as CURE Childhood Cancer honors CURE Kid Summer Curry. Join our fight as CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time! Donate to Summer’s Fund.
Summer Curry’s Story:
About a year ago, 7 year old Summer Curry made an unselfish sacrifice that most adults would think twice about. She came to her father and I and said “Mommy, there’s a place you can cut your hair and give it to little girls with cancer for wigs”.
That place was Locks of Love, a not-for-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially strapped children under the age of 18 with medical hair loss. The hairpieces are made entirely from donated human hair, and Summer was hoping to donate about 9 ½ inches of her own hair for the cause.
At first, David and I weren’t sure if Summer should cut so much of her hair. Her hair flowed beyond her waist and was beautiful. Summer was just adamant about it. She just had this “conviction” about it, so we finally let her do it. She was and we were so proud of her.
In an ironic turn of events, Summer was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, an aggressive type of leukemia normally only found in adults. Summer was diagnosed on Thursday and began aggressive Chemotherapy that following Sunday.
Summer Briana Curry was born with her twin brother on June 10, 1997. A precious and special little girl at the tender age of 8 she was diagnosed with AML. With hopes and determination of a cure Summer underwent a matched (her twin brother) donor bone marrow transplant. In complete remission and 100% donor cells Summer relapsed and continued a bitter battled. She won her battle by means of a Heavenly body on September 19th, 2007. Summer was the sunshine of her families life and it is now by Grace that we survive without her. She will be forever loved, forever missed and forever 10.
About September & CURE’S Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time:
September is recognized as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. This September, CURE Childhood Cancer has committed to raising awareness and raising money to help find a cure for childhood cancer in our lifetime and put an end to this terrible disease through a special program CURE’s Kids Conquer Cancer One Day at a Time!
Please help us in our goal of raising $30,000 in the month of September while honoring special CURE kids each day of the month who have been affected by childhood cancer.
For more information, please click here.
About CURE Childhood Cancer:
Founded in 1975, CURE Childhood Cancer is dedicated to conquering childhood cancer through research, education and support of patients and their families. Since its establishment as a grass-roots organization, CURE has focused its efforts on improving the care, quality of life, and survival rate of children with cancer.
The founders, parents and a dedicated pediatric oncologist, joined forces to support laboratory research that would translate into immediate care for children with cancer.
Since that time, CURE has raised millions of dollars to fund cutting edge research at the Aflac Cancer Center Blood Disorders Service at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and Emory University School of Medicine.
Through innovative programming, CURE also provides support for stricken families, providing them comfort and support during their time of devastating need.
Donate to Summer’s Fund
Visit us online at www.curechildhoodcancer.org for more information.