I am so thrilled to announce that I am now an official photographer for The Gold Hope Project!
This is Gold Hope Project's mission:
More precious than the gold that represents them, children are our future. This year alone, approximately 13,500 parents will have to listen to a doctor tell them, "Your child has cancer."
Can you imagine?
There are twelve major types of childhood cancers. From there, they are broken down into three groups.
- Leukemias (cancer of the blood)
- Lymphomas (cancer of the immune system)
- Solid tumors (cancer in bones, organs, or tissue)
While the survival rate has increased over the past 40 years from 10% to nearly 80%, the number of children diagnosed increases slightly each year. And, while there have been many medical advances in the field of cancer research, treatment of pediatric cancer is still very aggressive and can have many lasting side effects. Some pediatric brain tumors, such as brain stem gliomas and pontine gliomas, are terminal upon diagnosis and no new protocols have been developed in 30 years. Despite the astonishing number of children being treated each year (approximately 40,000), funding for the research and implementation of better treatment remains largely underfunded.You are not alone. The Gold Hope Project is a group of photographers that have come together to capture the moments that your family holds so dear to their heart. Some of us have been touched by the presence of cancer, and some have not, but we have all been given a gift that we would like to share with you.
If you have a child this is battling Cancer or know someone that is please take advantage of what this organization is doing. Please take a moment and visit their website to learn more and show your support by becoming a fan of their FaceBook page. Ive posted the links below.
Website: http://goldhope.weebly.com/ There are many ways you can get involved financially or by just helping to spread the word!
Photography Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WhimseyPhotography
Thank you all for taking the time to read and share!