Turn the Page on Cancer

More than 10,000 children under the age of 14 in the U.S. are diagnosed with cancer every year. But thanks to advances in medicine, wonderful organizations like the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and support from people around the globe, chances of beating the disease are continually increasing.

Your child has an opportunity to contribute to that progress — and have fun doing it.

LLS Girl of the Year Marissa Shaffer, receiving treatment at age 3, never forgot how to smile

Turn the Page on Cancer is a virtual, nationwide Read-a-thon to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in honor of the LLS Boy and Girl of the year, Matthew Mingus and Marissa Shaffer. Kids are given the challenge to read as much as they would like for one week, setting goals for themselves to read for a specified amount of time each day.   Participants are encouraged to seek sponsors to help them reach their fundraising and reading goals with donations based on the number of minutes read.

One fantastic prize will be awarded to the top fund raiser, but the best rewards will be the satisfaction of contributing to a great cause and getting in some good reading time.

Registration opens today, March 29, and the actual Read-a-thon will run from April 23 – April 30.  Look for giveaways during the registration period for a chance to win some great prizes!

Visit the Turn the Page on Cancer website to learn more about the program and begin the registration process.

Happy Reading!

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