Kids Can Help

Today’s blog was written by Caleigh H. during her time at the SFA office for “Take Your Child to Work Day.”  Caleigh, a 2nd grader, is the daughter of Lori Hoffman, SFA’s Senior Manager of Public Policy and External Affairs.  Even though she is only 7 years old, Caleigh already understands how devastating sarcoma is, especially since it often impacts children like her.  This is why she has taken an interest in helping and has even staffed the SFA booth at CureFest for Childhood Cancer, an event dedicated to raising awareness for childhood cancer.  One of her tasks today was to put together a blog about how children can be involved in raising awareness and funds for sarcoma research.

By Caleigh

Caleigh during “Take Your Child to Work Day” 2016

Sarcoma is scary because there’s not a cure for it.  And a lot of kids have sarcoma.  What they need is more medicines, new medicines that will work.  They need medicines that will kill the sarcoma and cancer.  I like to help because there are kids like me who have sarcoma and I feel bad for them.  I want them to get better.

You don’t have to be an adult to help.  Kids like me can do it.  Kids like me can help.  All kids can work together to raise money to help scientists experiment to find new medicines.  Also, a lot of people don’t know what sarcoma is, so kids can also tell people what sarcoma is. “Sarcoma is a type cancer.  It’s really scary because there’s not a cure for it.”  Here are some ideas for how kids can raise money and help people learn about sarcoma:

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Caleigh joins SFA staff at the 2015 CureFest for Childhood Cancer in Washington, DC
  • Have a lemonade stand
  • Have a yard sale
  • Make arts and crafts and sell them
  • Do bake sales
  • Collect spare change
  • Donate your allowance
  • Put together a big party and charge money for a ticket (Note: You will need help from a grown-up to do this.)
  • Make posters

Kids can help make a difference in other kids’ lives.  I hope this gives you great ideas.  You can also make up your own ideas!

HELP FIGHT SARCOMA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!