By Jon Weisman
One week from today, A.J. Ellis’ wife Cindy will run in the Boston Marathon to raise money for research into the fight against pediatric cancer. The Ellis family will match all donations up to $26,200.
… We are desperate for a cure and have come to find how important yet underfunded Pediatric Cancer research actually is.
Each year in the United States approximately 15,780 children between the ages of birth and 19 years of age are diagnosed with cancer.
In the U.S., more children die of childhood cancer than any other disease —yet all types of childhood cancers combined receive only 4% of the U.S. federal cancer research funding – of over $5 billion. …