2 Ways To Fight Osteosarcoma in 2 Minutes!

Osteosarcoma is a deadly and difficult to treat cancer. MUCH more research is needed to find answers as to why it occurs and how to cure it...options that allow more kids to live full lives...and to live without horrible, permanent side effects. Here are two easy ways to help...it will probably only take you two minutes. 
  • The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative is promoting a "Giving Season" campaign. Just text SARCOMA TO 50555 to give $10 to the Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative's Research Grants Program. Donations will be matched up to $25,000 through December 18! (At least 97% of these donations will be used to fund a promising, peer-reviewed research grant.)  
  • There is reason to suspect an osteosarcoma cluster in West Salem and a petition is being circulated to encourage the EPA to investigate further. This cluster would provide amazing data and a thorough investigation could greatly aid in providing clues as to why this disease occurs: 
"Recent cases of osteosarcoma cancer in West Salem have been diagnosed in 7 children ages 6 - 21 years old. Three have recently died from this cancer. This is what is called a "cluster." The two young individuals who passed away in July of 2012 and in November of 2012 were both diagnosed in 2009 a week apart and lived within a mile of each other. Parents of these children want answers. Osteosarcoma strikes an average of 800 people in the US every year. Salem's population is around 160,000. West Salem's population is about 19,000. Six children diagnosed within 19,000 people is incredibly high."

Please take a moment to read and sign this petition:

EPA West Salem Osteosarcoma Petition

Seriously...two minutes and $10 (which will then magically turn in to $20). Please send a text and sign the petition. 

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