- 10,450 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2014.
- Childhood cancer rates have been rising slightly for the past few decades.
- 20% of children will not survive 5 years past diagnosis.
- Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children (after accidents). About 1,350 children younger than 15 years old are expected to die from cancer in 2014. (From Cancer.org)
That roughly translates to the graphic below, and that is why we continue to fight to bring awareness. Because #kidsgetcancertoo.
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Malia Grace is a little girl who will be celebrating her 13th birthday in Heaven tomorrow, February 18th. Malia battled pediatric cancer and passed away a few years ago. One thing she LOVED was having ice cream for breakfast and her family remembered her each year on her birthday by doing just that. Now YOU and your family are invited to do the same thing! Just eat ice cream for breakfast in memory of Malia Grace and all those children who are battling cancer, surviving cancer or resting in Heaven with their Savior. (read more)
KTIS 98.5 did a story on our girl to let the Twin Cities Area know about Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day. They interviewed Malia’s Mom, Annette. Malia loved KTIS and would regularly belt out all the songs she knew by heart driving to and from chemo, radiation and countless doctors appointments during her cancer treatment. Annette was so pleased to have the chance to say thank you to KTIS for the opportunity to say thank you for the joy they helped bring into Malia and the whole family’s life during that time and since.
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Remembering Malia Grace Peterson — Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day!
Minnesota Connected, February 20, 2014 by
You have eggs and bacon for breakfast when there’s time. There are frozen pancakes, sans syrup, for the kids to eat in the car on the way to school. Greek yogurt and granola, when you’re dieting. Or, simply, Cheerios. Regardless, it’s the most important meal of the day. It boosts your metabolism and provides energy. So, ice cream?! (read more)