Support kids with cancer at the WHO Radiothon

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Nov 30, 2023 9:26:56 AM

Ophelia in hammockIn the battle against childhood cancer, every story is a testament to courage, resilience, and the unwavering support that can make a world of difference. Meet Ophelia. Ophelia was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia at five years old. Signs that something was wrong started with hives all over her body, but gradually got worse and led to a doctor visit for bloodwork.

“I had kind of suspected something more was going on. I work in the hospital doing cardiac ultrasounds, and at the bottom of the rabbit hole is always cancer,” said Ophelia's mom Bobbi. “I knew it was possible, but you never think the worst is going to happen. In that second, everything changed."

Treatment began immediately, and the family was left to make some really hard decisions about her care, work, and their other children that also needed cared for.

You have the opportunity to hear Ophelia's story live as well as many other Pinky Swear All-Star families navigating cancer during the WHO Pinky Swear Radiothon on Friday, December 8, 2023.

In its ninth year, the WHO team devotes an entire day on-air to raise crucial financial support to help kids with cancer and their families, like Ophelia. 

Here's what you can do now to show your support: 

  1. Save the Date: Tune In on Dec. 8. Mark Friday, December 8 2023 on your calendar. Tune in to the Pinky Swear Radiothon (the link to listen will be here) to hear stories that inspire, connect, and drive change. It's an opportunity to stand together with the Pinky Swear community and make a collective impact on the lives of children battling cancer.
  2. Donate Now. The fight against childhood cancer requires not only empathy, but also action. By donating, you become a crucial part of the support system for families like Ophelia's. Your contribution ensures that essential needs, from groceries to housing, are met, alleviating the financial burdens that often accompany a cancer diagnosis. 

    PS: Our goal is $350,000 for this year and it is only possible with your support! 

Ophelia's story, along with many others, serves as a reminder that together, we can make a difference. As the Radiothon approaches, let's join forces, lend our ears to these inspiring narratives, and support families like Ophelia's.

Remember, your involvement is the key to creating a positive impact on the lives of children and families affected by childhood cancer. Thank you for being a part of the Pinky Swear community and making a meaningful difference.

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