It’s always been extremely important to help out our youth. They are our future, and with everything that is happening in todays world it’s of utmost importance that we give them the guidance that they need to be successful. That is why we decided to make our latest donation to Teen Cancer America, so that we can help our future generation fight the biggest battle of their lives.
Teen Cancer America was launched in 2012 by legendary rockstars Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend of The Who. The duo had spent over a decade working with Teenager Cancer Trust in the UK and were inspired to help out teenager and young adults with cancer in the US. This non-profit organization focuses on “establishing teen and young adult units in hospitals nationwide, developing educational materials and programming and creating support services and partnerships that serve to address the psychosocial needs of teens and young adults with cancer as well as their families.
According to Cancer.org, “about 5,000 teens aged 15 to 19 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the United States. Overall, this accounts for less than 1% of all cancers. Six hundred adolescents die from cancer each year.” As stated on the Teen Cancer America website, their centers dovetail “with a larger goal to help improve survival rates for adolescents and young adults with cancer. Although cancer is rare among adolescents and young adults, it is the leading cause of disease-related death for this age group.”
At this age and stage in life, our youth should be out having fun with family and friends, discovering what inspires them, and experiencing all that the world has to offer. For those that are fighting cancer, everything gets put on the back burner. That’s why Teen Cancer America is such an amazing organization as they “work with our country’s leading cancer treatment and research centers, creatie specialized clinical care programs, offer therapeutic experiences and provide access to individualized support and resources. . . for both in-patient and out-patient treatment settings. The work of Teen Cancer America has impacted over 28,200 young people and their families nationwide during the last [seven] years.”
We are so happy we are able to make a contribution to Teen Cancer America, and it wouldn’t be possible without your support. Learn more about this amazing organization here.
Thank you again for joining our movement and family, and remember to always Eat well, Love more, and Give back.
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