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Chop The Mop This Weekend In Greeley Offers Hope To Many Kids With Childhood Cancer

President George W. Bush signs H.R. 1553, the Caroline Pryce Walker Conquor Childhood Cancer Act of 2008 enabling funding for childhood cancer research. (Pool, Getty Images)

In 2008, former President George Bush signed into law H.R. 1553 enabling funding for childhood cancer research but it’s really up to the local charities to help with the daily needs of those in our own communities battling this ugly disease. This Saturday, between 2;00 PM and 5:00 PM, is another chance for you to do a really good thing and it will benefit you as well.

The ‘Chop the Mop III‘ event this Saturday will benefit two charities: Zac’s Legacy Foundation and the St. Baldrick’s Foundation.

John and Sara Carlson knows firsthand what it’s like to see a child die from cancer.  They saw this happen to their son, Zackery, when he was only 2 1/2 years old.  I’m not sure how anyone pulls through something like that but the Carlson’s not only found a way to deal with their own personal grief, but now help hundreds of other children with cancer, and their families, get through it.  They wanted to keep the memory of love, care and sharing alive, and now Zackery continues to touch hearts through the Gift of Giving and the basis of Zac’s Legacy Foundation.

More children die of childhood cancer than any other disease. More than AIDS, asthma, cystic fibrosis, congenital anomalies and diabetes combined and The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is trying to help change those realities by working closely with leading pediatric oncologists to determine the most promising research to fund and create funding priorities to make the greatest impact for children with cancer.

This weekend though they need our help. An event has been established at Weld County Garage (2699 47th Ave) in Greeley starting at 2:00 PM this Saturday.  Local business’ will be offering all kinds of services that we use anyway, like $5 haircuts and massages, a silent auction and raffle items. It’s a win-win event and you can’t buy the feeling it will give you to donate a few bucks to help kids with cancer.

For more information or if you’d like to donate your services, please contact Laura Hernandez at 970-381 4408.

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