I was just a young girl when my grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer. This was a scary time in my life because I very close with her and was scared of the outcome this disease would bring.
Almost every grandparent in my family has had one type of cancer or another. So, it’s a cause that is near and dear to my heart. Something that I think is important to teach our children a little bit about when they are at an appropriate age.
My son has had cancer fundraisers at school, so we’ve already discussed what a horrible disease it is and that it can take someone’s life.
I’m so excited to be partnered today with the Environmental Litigation Group, P.C. to share with you some ways we can stand up for cancer with our families!
Meaningful Ways Families Can Stand Up To Cancer
Finding Ways to Give Back
If you want to find an easy way to give back for cancer with your family there are many places to look. Many churches make blankets and cards to donate. There are also usually 5k runs and walks raising money for cancer taking place year round.
Look into the events calendar for your city to see if there are any charity events for cancer that you can participate in with your family.
Donating and Volunteering
You don’t have to participate in an event to stand up for cancer. Help your children make blankets or save money to make a donation.
Craft some cards or put together a gift basket with your kids to send to a local hospital for cancer patients. Here are some amazing ideas to get started on a gift basket!
Call your local hospital to see if they have any ideas of ways you can give back. They may have a program that allows your family to volunteer.
Our local hospital has a therapeutic art class for cancer patients that people can volunteer to help out with! Perfect for families with older children.
Supporting Family Members With Cancer
It may be difficult if your children are dealing with a close family member with cancer. It’s great in these situations to teach your children about compassion and giving back.
You can support a family member with cancer together with your kids by letting them help you make a meal for that person, doing their grocery shopping, or by helping them clean their home.
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Have you had a friend or family member suffering from cancer? How did you involve your family in helping out?
I would love to hear from you in the comments below!