It’s estimated that over 16,000 children under the age of 19 will be diagnosed with childhood cancer each year. And that number keeps rising. Based on those statistics, the likelihood of your students knowing someone who has been diagnosed with cancer or being diagnosed themselves is high.
Students have the ability to drive BIG change when they feel connected and engaged to a cause. What better cause than one that directly impacts their peers? More than ever this younger generation is aware that the world is bigger than just them and they have a unique opportunity to be involved in a movement that will forever change the lives of families around the world. And so do you!
Let Layla’s Legacy partner with your school and help you plan a Gold Out week this September during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Contact us for more details.
In October 2016, the Stamp family was devastated by the news that their 4-year-old daughter, Layla, had a form of pediatric brain cancer called Medulloblastoma. Even after surgery, months of chemotherapy and radiation, Layla’s cancer returned. For 14 months the family fought and tried every possible treatment available only to lose Layla on November 11, 2017, shortly after her 5th birthday.
During their journey, the Stamps learned just how little funding there was for pediatric cancers and also how difficult it can be for families financially. Layla’s Legacy was founded to create change in research, to be advocates of the disease and to help support families by offsetting costs where needed. In their mind, it was time to Do More for our kids!