Friday, 3 June 2011

Please Help and Come Walk

As the weather gets nicer, we are seeing lots of walks and races pop up. This is so exciting, but it can also be confusing. As much as we want to, our family can not possibly support all of the many cancer walks out there. You really have to do your research when it comes to these fundraisers. I think it is important to make sure the money our family raises is going EXACTLY where we want it to go (to finding a CURE for these cancer kids). With the help of some of the more "seasoned" cancer mom's, we have done the research and found the right organization for us...

CureSearch funds the Children's Oncology Group (or COG), the world's largest children's cancer research collaborative. Primary Children's is a COG hospital (meaning that some of the oncology staff and Doctors participate in childhood cancer research). This means they give money to researchers who are working DIRECTLY with our kids. This special group of medical professionals are trying to find better treatment plans for our kids, less side effects, and ultimately a CURE to childhood cancer. How amazing is that?!? The best part? 100% of donations will go DIRECTLY to this amazing research. This is SO SO SO rare in any organization.. 100%-wow!! I was floored when I found out that CureSearch was holding their first ever walk in Salt Lake City! This means that our family will have a chance to participate in raising money for something that has become incredibly close to our hearts...and so will YOU!

The walk is July 9th and only $10 bucks. We are using this walk as a celebration of Amelia for FIGHTING and WINNING cancer! She has made it through so much and she has always come out with a smile. This little girl is amazing and we want to show her our support by rallying around her at this walk.

BUT we need your HELP!

I am calling all Amelia supporters. Please come be part of the CURE for childhood cancer. If you have been touched by Amelia and her cancer buddies, if you have learned from their strength and courage, if you have read this blog and wondered how you can help...this is your chance! These kids didn't ask to get cancer and they certainly don't deserve all the pain and suffering that goes along with it. They are too young to speak for themselves. We need to be their advocates, and their voices. We may not be able to take away their pain, but together we can help them to have the chance at a better life and better cure.
All of these children suffer from childhood cancer...just look at those smiles!

Here's what you need to do...

There are many ways you can help our family make this fund raiser a HUGE GIGANTIC success.

#1- Join Team Amelia. Come walk with us on July 9th 2011 at 9AM for the CureSearch walk. It will be held at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is only $10 to walk and show your support, remember every cent of your $10 will go towards finding a CURE for childhood cancer. Click here to go to Team Amelia's team page and sign up TODAY! We are making shirts for our team so if you decide to walk and would like a shirt the cost is $8. EMAIL ME at and I will send you the info you will need to get one. YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A SHIRT TO WALK WITH US, this is an extra. We just hope to see you there.

#2- Become a virtual walker on Team Amelia. Many of you won't be able to physically come and walk with us that day. That's OK! You can sign up to be a virtual walker and still be a part of our team. Click here to register to be a virtual walker on our team! Make sure you select the "virtual walker" option.

#3- Donate to Team Amelia. You can donate ANY amount, remember it ALL goes to finding a CURE for the kids. Click here to donate.

#4- Get your company involved. We are looking for corporate sponsorship. If your company is interested in raising money for CureSearch, if they do a dollar match program, if they want to support and advertise plus get a nice tax write-off please contact me at

#5- Volunteer. You can host a bake/garage/lemonade sale, help us pass out fliers, hang posters, or volunteer the day of the event. Email me at if you'd like to help out.

#6- Tell EVERYONE you know. Link this blog post to your facebook, blog and twitter. Tell your family and friends to participate. People can sign up/donate to be on Amelia's team, create their own team, or donate to CureSearch in general. No matter how you chose to participate, it is a great cause worthy of LOTS of support.

Not only will you be helping these kids, it is going to be a BLAST! There will be live entertainment, activities for the kids, lots of great food, and plenty of good company. It is sure to be a day the entire family will want to make a tradition year after year. We cant wait to see you there!

Also, please take a second to watch this video our friends made to help bring awareness to some of our local fighters here in Utah and to CureSearch. Grab your tissues. I can't get the video to post, so click here to see it. Or copy and paste the link

We are honored to have so many wonderful family and friends that support us. We can't wait to see you on July 9th! Thank you all so much for everything you do for us. We love you.


Lacy Allred said...

i feel awful. i wish i could join every team, but i joined team skyler. please know i love amelia and think about her often! go millie!

Jenna said...

HI Millie
My name is Jenna and I came across your site. U are a courageous, strong, and determined fighter. U are a brave warrior, smilen champ, and an inspirational hero. U will be in my thoughts, I was born with a rare life threatening disease. I love it when people sign my guestbook. www,