Cancer is something that touches many of us. When my husband was diagnosed with cancer we were shocked – and scared! He was just 25. How would this affect the rest of his life? When it returned less than a year later he had to have chemotherapy that would, indeed, cause health problems and a permanent disability. As a mom, I often imagine how devastating it would be to find out your child has cancer and the uncertainty it brings.
Needless to say, when Auntie Anne’s invited me to join them and share their Mighty Fight Against Childhood Cancer, I was happy to spread the word. In exchange, they will donate $50 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in my name. I am thrilled to be able to blog it forward and not only share about this great cause but also share the story of a “Mini But Mighty” hero child who has fought or is currently battling cancer. Each week a different hero child is being featured.
I would like to introduce you to Kayli. Kayli was 8 years old when she was first diagnosed with cancer. In September of 2012, Kayli’s cancer came back for the fourth time as stage 4. She is almost 19 and has battled her disease for over 10 years.
Kayli’s story really touched my heart. I remember that feeling when they said my husband’s cancer had returned. It takes a lot of courage to put on a brave face, and when I saw her picture knowing she has been fighting for over 10 years it brought me to tears. What a beautiful smile! What a strong, brave young woman!
I pray that more and more progress continues to be made in cancer research and children and teens like Kayli can fight and conquer this horrible disease. I learned so much more about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation through this campaign and how it was founded by a brave little girl named Alex. I learned how much they have done for children and teens like Kayli in helping them in their fight against childhood cancer.
Since partnering with Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation in 2011, Auntie Anne’s has raised more than one million dollars for childhood cancer research. You can help!
Here is what your donation could fund:
$5: Supports Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation one cup at a time
$15: Provides a gas card to help a family drive to a hospital for treatment
$25: Funds a half hour of childhood cancer research
$50: Funds one hour of childhood cancer research
$100: Enables a family to reside at a nearby hotel so they can stay close to their child receiving treatment
$400: Funds one day of childhood cancer research
If Auntie Anne’s reaches their goal of $35,000, they will help fund 700 hours of childhood cancer research! In appreciation of your donation, Auntie Anne’s will email all donors a $1 off coupon, valid at participating U.S. stores, within 7-10 days after your contribution.
They also believe a small donation goes a mighty long way. For every time you share the campaign, Auntie Anne’s, Inc. will also donate $0.25 towards childhood cancer research.
See the full details and donate by visiting the
Auntie Anne’s Join the Mighty Fight Campaign.