WITH DANNY LOENTAL AND MALLORY BROCK
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"Quilt It Forward" Raffle Information!
Welcome and thank you for coming to donate for Mallory's quilt raffle.
"Here's the deal! Follow the link and complete your donation by clicking on the ORANGE DONATE BUTTON. Please leave "quilt donation" in the personal note section when you donate so we can keep track of who donates as a part of this event. On October 1, I will have my daughter pick a name out of a big ol' basket. Even if you don't receive the quilt, you will come away knowing that you are helping some of the best and bravest kids I've ever met. You are helping to support the work of some of the smartest and most dedicated physicians I've ever met. You are helping us all kick childhood cancer in the butt. THANK YOU!"
Raffle entries can be purchased using the following donation guidlines:
$5 -- one entry
$10 -- 3 entries
$15 -- 5 entries
$20 -- 7 entries
$30 -- 10 entries
$40 -- 14 entries
$50 -- 20 entries
Thanks and good luck!!!
2019 DeFeet Cancer Charity Trail Run!
Big thanks to everyone who participated this year! The 2019 DeFeet Cancer Charity Trail Run raised nearly $4300 for pediatric cancer research and treatment!
My name is Danny Loental and I am a nurse on 4 Henson, the inpatient oncology unit at Children's Mercy in Kansas City! This is my 6th consecutive year raising money for pediatric cancer research and treatment.
If you're wondering why I only raise money for pediatric cancer research, I'll tell you. It's because of what I see when I go to my job every day.
I see kids and families put in unimaginable situations. I see kids who are less afraid of needles than some adults I know. I see parents who are facing a 4 year treatment plan for their child to be cured of leukemia and they still say "One day at a time". I see children cured. I see children relapse. I see children relapse again. I see bone marrow transplants succeed and fail. I see that low risk leukemia has more than a 90% cure rate, but I also see the other 10%.
I see our miracle treatments that cure some children, but harm other children more than the actual cancer.
I see revolutionary new types of treatment. Immunotherapy, which harnesses a patient's own immune system and re-engineers it to fight cancer. I see monoclonal antibodies, which is a fancy word for a drug that ONLY attacks cancer, instead of "burning down the forest to kill the weeds".
I see that all of these new treatments move so slowly through clinical trials, and meanwhile some children are out of options. And I see that all of this research costs money.
I see an obvious way to help, even though the money I raise is just a drop in the bucket. But if my drop is the drop that makes the difference in just one child's life, then it is worth the effort.
So please donate!