Behind the Gates – Fighting Childhood Cancer

Saturday , 20, August 2011 Leave a comment

I’ve been thinking a lot about childhood cancer.  As scary as it can be when your child gets sick – a very high fever for example – imagine now that they have symptoms that don’t go away, and all of a sudden you are hearing the words “Your child has cancer.”

All of a sudden you are confused, sad and a little terrified about the road ahead – especially because the tests, the treatments and the trial ahead is happening to your child.  You have to stand by, be strong in support and watch.

This is what happened to my friend Tracy.  Her little boy is all a happy two year old that loves planes, cars, motorcycles and everything boy.  It began with Ketren having a limp that would not go away – it continues today with his first 24 hour chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

As  I’m thinking about them and the road they face, I want you to know about one of the fun ways you can be involved.  Saturday, September 8th at the Eagles Landing Country Club, Behind the Gates 5K will be benefiting Ketren’s medical fund.  You can run (or walk) the 5K, walk (or in my case, waddle) the 1 mile, participate in the tot trot (free), or even be a phantom runner.  There are many fun activities and vendors lined up, including the Atlanta Braves activity team and the MONSTER energy truck.  It should be a LOT of fun, for a good cause!

You can read more about Ketren’s journey so far at his Caring Bridge website

And don’t forget to register today for the Behind the Gates 5K!

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