If you aren't sure if you are coming to this event, change your mind.  You do NOT want to miss this years, Shane's Walk!  We have had such an overflow of support from our community and are amazed at how well everything is coming together.  There is so much happening in this event, that we are not sure if we can fit it all in!

I want to take a moment to thank our committee volunteers that have uprooted their daily schedules to make this event 'one from the heart'.  The love and consideration that is coming from this group is just heartwarming and I know that you all will feel their love and efforts every moment! 

Also, thank you to Central Oregon for being such a great support of your community.  While we wish that cancer did not exist, it does, and we are so grateful to live in a community that is able to acknowledge it AND step up to it and help us fight!

See you there!!!
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Our heroes don't wear capes. They don't fly or have super powers. They can't stop speeding bullets. My heroes, they do even better stuff. They have chemicals poured into their bodies, they withstand being poked and prodded multiple times a day, they push limits to find their strength and they do it…… with a smile! My heroes are the kids who fight cancer, who have no clue what is going to happen everyday." For all of our superheroes on Earth and in Heaven, ♥ U guys!!

Remember September.. for the Children.
The Facts:
- chances are about 1 in 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer before age 20
- Every day 46 children are diagnosed with cancer
- 1 in 4 of these children will die within 5 years
- 2 in 4 will survive 5 years but develop long-term, life-altering and threatening health problems
- Only 1 in 4 will survive 5 years without major problems
- There are no warning signs or unhealthy lifestyles. No regard to race, creed, color, religion, or socio-economic status.
_Most childhood cancers like Osteo are still being treated with 25 - 30 yr old treatments with nothing changed in there treatment chemos.
- 3% of all money raised for cancer goes to childhood cancers.
Despite these facts, childhood cancer is considered "rare". Yet, does two classrooms of children diagnosed with cancer every school day, with one-half of a classroom dying from cancer, sound "rare"? It’s “rare” only if it’s not happening to your child. But for over 12,500 children and families in America this year, it will not be "rare". Each will discover the desperate need for increased funding specifically for kid cancer research, while enduring the most devastating experience of their lives.

When many people hear childhood cancer, they may only think of St. Jude and TV ads with cancer kids with round faces (from steroids) and bald heads (from chemo). Yet while it is a leading childhood cancer research center, St. Jude doesn't work exclusively on cancer research and treats less than 5% of all children with cancer. Or perhaps you think of the American Cancer Society and its support for childhood cancer? Unfortunately, in 2008, with $1,078 million of public support; the ACS gave only $4.2 million to childhood cancer research, less than 1/2 a penny for each dollar of support.

Nearly 90 percent of cancer kids are treated by members of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), an international consortium of over 230 hospitals and doctors working together and cooperatively sharing results. This cooperative research allows COG to improve cure rates at a faster pace than any single institution could accomplish alone.

Thank you to ALL our Volunteers & Sponsors!

The Christensen Family


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