This isn’t the kind of thing you’d normally find on The Sweet Setup, but we ask that you please take a moment to read this brief post about a cause we wholeheartedly believe in.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and once again The Sweet Setup is happy to promote the Relay FM partnership with St. Jude to raise funds during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The average cost to treat just one child with acute lymphoblastic leukemia – the most common form of childhood cancer – is $203,074! And for a family facing a cancer diagnosis for their child, the last thing you want to be thinking about is how to pay for the treatment your child needs.
But because of generous donors like you, families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, or food – because all a family should have to worry about is helping their child alive.
And thanks to the work of St. Jude, the overall childhood cancer survival rate has gone from 20% to more than 80% since opening. But with 1 in 5 children not surviving, St. Jude won’t stop until no child (like our friends Stephen Hackett and his wife Merri’s son Josiah) dies from cancer.
Last year, the Relay team blew past their goal of $315,000,thanks in no small part to the generosity of The Sweet Setup community. So this year, the goal is $333,333.33.
We know that times are tough, but we do ask that you consider making a donation to this worthwhile cause if you can. Doesn’t matter if you can’t afford a big donation — every little bit helps. Because as tough as it is right now, it’s even tougher for some families who aren’t sure how they’re going to pay their child’s medical bills. No parent should have to worry about having to choose whether to pay for the treatment their child needs or put bread on the table. St. Jude eliminates that stress by treating children and families from all over the world, and never charging them a dime.
Here at The Sweet Setup, a portion of all our course sales during September will be donated to St. Jude. If you’d like to join us in supporting this great cause, you can donate directly using this link.
On behalf of The Sweet Setup, and our friends at Relay FM, thanks!
— Shawn, Mike, Josh, Rose, Marius, Jeff, Joanna, Chris, and Isaac.