Lunch for Life

It is that time of year again, when the fundraiser Lunch for Life is in full swing. We may not be able to save Nathan, but a lot of his friends are still battling and I would love to help find a cure for them and all the kids yet to be diagnosed.

Here is some information:

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Lunch for Life® is about helping children who have been diagnosed with neuroblastoma, a deadly form of cancer that strikes thousands of infants and toddlers each year.
This fundraising program is a simple but powerful solution: We ask people to donate one day’s lunch money to the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation (CNCF), a public charity dedicated to curing this cancer.
The cost of one lunch, if enough people contribute, will help save lives, fund research for a cure and provide support for families. Please donate your lunch money to the Children’s Neuroblastoma Cancer Foundation and help us eradicate this disease.

Here is an explanation of how your money is used:

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
  • ALL funds raised through “Lunch for Life®” go directly to support neuroblastoma research and initiatives.
  • Funds are dispersed through a grant review process and funding decisions are based on the direction of the CNCF’s Medical Advisory Board. (This board is an independent and organizationally diverse group of neuroblastoma specialists and researchers committed to hastening a cure.)
  • Lunch for Life® is entirely about removing this horrible disease from the face of this earth. It is about speeding up the process.
  • Lunch for Life® is about saving children’s lives.
It is simple. We are an organized group of families with children, grandchildren, friends, and relatives afflicted by cancer. Our only goal is to erradicate this disease. Our children may or may not benefit from this research. A cure may not come in time for many of our little warriors. But we can keep other families from walking in our shoes and we can keep other children from entering into the world of neuroblastoma. It is for these reasons that we are committed to finding the cure. We have no desire to fund expensive marketing campaigns. We are committed to finding a cure. It is about the children.
Our goal to hasten the search for a cure does not only include fundraising but it is also about speeding the process of getting research dollars into the hands of those that need it the most. For this reason, the CNCF developed a grant review process in order to direct the funds into the most promising areas of research. As parents we do not always know what is in the best interest of neuroblastoma research. To correct this problem we created a medical board of the top researchers in the country to help us make better decisions regarding funding. The medical board operates under the following directive:
Make funding decisions that are most likely to hasten research into the cure for neuroblastoma.
It is this design that guarantees your lunch money will be put to its best use.
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I have personally met the founder of CNCF and the creator of Lunch for Life and they are incredibly dedicated people.
Nathan has a giving tree on Lunch for Life. Every donation fills his tree with ornaments ( and gives our family a chance to win a trip to Disney World) .
A special code will give Nathan extra ornaments. That code is 32109.
Thanks in advance to all that give. I know we all have our charities we give to and in times like these we try to stick to those. So, no pressure here, just an opportunity for anyone who wants it!

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