Today is World Cancer Day. Yesterday our chapter of National Honor Society that I co-sponsor began its campaign to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society of Tampa Bay. Our goal this year is raise $5,000 to support local children who are afflicted with blood cancers, diseases which have a high curability rate in the young.
Today I am shamelessly asking you to support us in our efforts. Not only with a pledge of support, but in assisting with spreading the word. Cancer is so prevalent in developed nations that I doubt hardly anyone who reads this doesn’t have their own cancer story, whether from battling it themselves or helping other family members cope with the disease during treatment.
If you can support our cause monetarily, please do so. If you are reading this far away and don’t necessarily feel a connection to local children here in the Tampa Bay region, then please consider making a donation to your local chapter. If money is not an option, you could always volunteer your time at facilities that are local to you or simply spread awareness by passing this message along or creating your own.
All of this has had my mind on charity the last few days. What does it mean to be charitable? Charity by definition has to do with offering financial assistance to those who are in need, but how do we prioritize “who” is in need? Does a poor family with a child who has cancer need money more than a friend who wants to borrow a dollar to buy chips? How much can we afford to give away? What carries weight in such a calculus?
Please consider making a donation