Realizing May is still several months away, we wanted to take this opportunity to make sure you have your calendars highlighted with REALLY bright colors for one of THE most important months of the year – National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.
In 2008, 76-year-old Senator Edward “Ted” Kennedy was diagnosed with an aggressive malignant brain tumor. Because of his name, a lifetime of political service and the legacy connected with both, brain tumor disease was thrust, for a short time anyway, into the media spotlight. In no time, the disease that for years only had an “Action Week” transitioned to a level of greater importance when, in 2008, House Resolution 1124 was passed naming May National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.
While there was much chatter about the courage with which Senator Kennedy handled the ups and downs of this new place in his life and brain tumor disease overall, little spotlight was shone on the thousands of courageous young people fighting for their opportunity to receive and Ivy League education, to get married and enjoy watching children and grandchildren grow, to one day be a well-known political figure. Every journey is different and there is no doubt that no family should have to face this journey, but in all the interest found in a life well-lived, we must not overlook our children…our future.
When someone sees our “Ask Me About MAY” buttons, we’re not inclined to ONLY share the grim statistics associated with the disease that remains the leading cancer cause of death in children under the age of 21. The staff and board of the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children will be inclined to tell you about the Many Amazing Youngsters we encounter daily. We will likely share a story about the countless Moms Aching for their Youngster. You will learn about Managing Agony Yearly.
Please, ask us about M-A-Y. Ask us why YOU should support the Brain Tumor Foundation for Children as we support families through the most difficult journey of their lives. Support us as we encourage each survivor and honor the lives and memories of those who fought with greater strength than most will ever know.
Ask US About M-A-Y!!! And be on the lookout for information about how YOU can get involved!