Yellow shoestrings support cancer research

Published 12:00am Friday, August 23, 2013

Every day, 46 kids are diagnosed with cancer, and every day, seven die. Cancer is the No. 1 cause of death by disease in children 14 and under. But, despite those staggering facts, pediatric cancer research gets less than 4 percent of the national funding for cancer research, said Christy Turner Sasser, mother of leukemia patient, Cooper Sasser.

Cancer survivor Cooper Sasser and his family are looking to raise money for pediatric cancer research by selling shoestrings and yard signs.
Cancer survivor Cooper Sasser and his family are looking to raise money for pediatric cancer research by selling shoestrings and yard signs.

The community was first introduced to Sasser and the family’s cause nearly two years ago.

“I am all about breast cancer awareness in October, but I would really like to see more people trying to raise awareness to save the children in September,” Sasser said. “To do that, Cooper’s Crew will be selling yellow shoe laces for $1, and we are asking everyone to wear yellow shoe laces in their shoes and the girls wear yellow ribbons in their hair every day the month if September.”

The group is also selling yard signs for $10, with all the proceeds benefiting the Leukemia Lymphoma Society for pediatric cancer research. To purchase shoestrings or a yard sign, visit Andalusia Cash and Carry or call Sasser at 334.892.4511.

 

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