September is National Childhood Cancer Month and Northwestern Mutual has set a goal to raise $50,000 to fund 1,000 hours of research to cure the disease. They’re raising funds through Heroes For a Cure with this beautiful video starring two kids who are bravely fighting their cancers.
Cancer is the leading cause of death in children under 15 in the United States and one way we can reduce that number is to find a cure. Eight-year-old Brooke Mulford and 10-year-old Tony Salerno are both fighting cancer and are featured in the Northwestern Mutual video.
They talk about how the doctors treating them and the scientists searching for a cure are real life superheroes. They don’t need a cape or costume or secret identity, they just need funding to continue their research and save lives.
Through the end of September, Northwestern Mutual will donate $2 to Alex’s Lemonade Stand every time the video is shared, up to $50,000. This is the equivalent of 1,000 hours of research that could be the difference between life and death for kids like Brooke and Tony.
You can help by heading to the Heroes For a Cure Facebook page and simply sharing this video. Childhood cancer is a big problem, but the combined small actions of us all could make it a thing of the past.