Joanna Lummus Honors a Friend on her 10th Birthday

CURE Childhood Cancer loves to hear stories of generous children who give all they have to help a friend, a family member, or even someone they don’t know who is going through the hardships of battling cancer.  We are so proud of these children that we want to share their stories with you.

Joanna Lummus may only be 10 years old, but she’s got a huge heart filled with love, and a desire to help others.

On October 3, Joanna turned 10 years old but many would say she is far wiser than just 10 years. Her family has been neighbors of the Street family for about 9 years, and their son Cam has been battling Ewing’s Sarcoma since July 2006.

Joanna really admires Cam’s bravery and “stick-to-it-ness,” so much so that she decided to turn her birthday this year into a special way to honor her friend and help fund a CURE for childhood cancer. Instead of receiving birthday presents, she asked her party guests to make a donation to CURE Childhood Cancer in Cam’s honor.

Joanna hosted about 15 girls at a roller skating costume party at the gym at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. The girls played games and skated to music in their costumes. Joanna decorated a shoebox with pictures of children and asked all her friends to place their donations inside. Joanna collected over $180.00 in honor of Cam Street to help find a CURE for childhood cancer!

CURE and the Street family are so very proud of Joanna and want to wish her a very happy birthday!

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One response to “Joanna Lummus Honors a Friend on her 10th Birthday

  1. Jane Powell

    I knew Joanna was a special child, but this proves it. Her very fine parents brought her up this way. They deserve some of the credit.

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