On June 1, 2010 our two year old, "Little Air Bear," was diagnosed with Childhood Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Type M7. After enduring 146 days at Primary Children's Hospital, Erin is now in remission and living a full life at home with our family. Her strong will and constant happy smile is an inspiration to us all. Through our difficult circumstances we found great strength and peace in our Savior, Jesus Christ. Thank you for checking in on us.

Monday, May 30, 2011

We Need Your Help!

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We need your HELP!!!
I am calling all Little Air Bear supporters. Please come be part of the CURE for childhood cancer. If you have been touched by Erin 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.

Here's what you need to do...

There are many ways you can help our family make this fundraiser a HUGE success.

#1- Join Team Little Air Bear. 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.  CLICK HERE to go to Erin's Little Air Bear Team page and sign up TODAY! Select Register and then register for Team Erin.

#2- You don't live close enough to do the walk?  No problem. Become a virtual walker on Team Little Air Bear. Many of you wont be able to physically come and walk with us that day. Thats 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! Select Register, then make sure you select the "virtual walker" option.

#3- Donate to Team Little Air Bear. 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 johnjillhuz@yahoo.com

#5- Volunteer. You can host a bake/garage/lemonade sale and then donate your proceeds to Team Little Air Bear.

#6- Most importantly...Tell EVERYONE you know. Please 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 Erin's team, create their own team, or donate to CureSearch in general.

Not only will you be helping these kids, it is going to be a BLAST! We have 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!

What to know why
I'm so passionate about CureSearch?

CureSearch funds the Children's Oncology Group (or COG), the world's largest children's cancer research collaborative. Primary Children's Medical Center is a COG hospital (meaning that some of the Oncology staff and Doctors participate in childhood cancer research).

We have participated firsthand in research done by the COG. When Erin was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia, she was enrolled in a research study for a new chemotherapy drug for AML treatment. CureSearch gave money to researchers who worked DIRECTLY with my own child! 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.

Many cancer foundations only donate 72% - 75%* of their proceeds towards cancer research and give a VERY SMALL** amount of their donations to CHILDHOOD cancer research.

CureSearch gives 95% of donations to cancer research!
100% of that goes to
CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH!
This is why we feel CureSearch is the best choice for us.

Read about CureSearch's financial responsiblity HERE
*The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society gives 75% towards cancer research but less than 4% towards childhood cancer. The American Cancer Society (Relay for Life) gives 72%  of donations to cancer research but only 3% of that goes to childhood cancer research.
Thank you for your support!
We are honored to have such wonderful friends and family surrounding us.


tags: "acute myeloid leukemia"

1 comment:

  1. We won't be here to walk, but are happy to make a donation to Team Little Air Bear. Wow! A year ago.......

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