William's Warrior Projects
Super Hero Spirit Day!
On Friday September 21st, dress up as your favorite superhero and join the fight against Childhood Cancer. Show your superpowers of support and bring attention to everyone touched by this villainous disease.
The journey of Pediatric Cancer is brutal and often traumatizing. Art can provide needed therapy for children undergoing Cancer Treatment. Join William's Warriors in the distribution of creativity kits for hospitals and individualized Creative Care Packages for children.
William's favorite superhero was Batman because he was an ordinary person who used his intelligence to be the world's greatest detective. There are a lot of superheroes in Labs and Hospitals all across the country doing amazing work trying to unravel the mystery of Childhood Cancer. But they are missing the one thing that Bruce Wayne had a lot of: MONEY. With only 4% of the NCI budget to fund research, Charities held bridge the funding gap.
William James Schultz
for cancer research
Brain cancer now leading childhood cancer killer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brain cancer is now the deadliest childhood cancer in the U.S., now ahead of leukemia, a result of improved leukemia treatment and a frustrating lack of progress on brain cancer.
Government statisticians reported the change in rankings Friday, drawing from a review of 15 years of death certificates.
“I think most people, when they think of childhood cancer, think of leukemia,” said Sally Curtin of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “This is kind of a changing of the guard.”
The financial, economic and emotional stresses of childhood cancer are great.You can reach out to support families in your community by supporting the local organizations that assist pediatric cancer patients and their families. These groups help families navigate the day to day struggles and can make a huge difference in their lives.
Only 4% of the taxpayer funded National Cancer Institute’s budget is dedicated to pediatric cancer. That is for ALL pediatric cancer. Contact your State's Senators and Congressional representatives and advocate for more than 4% Funding for Pediatric Cancer and to Support Important Legislation such as the Childhood Cancer Star Act and Race for Children Act.
Chalk the Walk
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. William's Warriors hosts the annual Chalk the Walk at the Blue Point Nature Preserve. Artists of all ages come to help raise awareness about pediatric cancer.
and celebrate William's life and legacy by joining in a creative fun day. Participants sponsor a 4ft x 4ft area and create a work of art or an inspirational message in chalk. All proceeds go to SBP Discovery Institute's William's Superhero Fund supporting Dr. Wechsler-Reya's research of medulloblastoma and William’s Heart-Works, supporting art therapy for pediatric cancer patients in and out of the hospital.
There is also a collection of new and unused art supplies to donate to local Hospitals, Hospice and Ronald McDonald House.
Get The Word Out
Most people don't know the signs of Childhood Cancer. Every moment cancer is not diagnosed, precious time is lost. With 1 out of every 285 children between the ages of birth and 19 years in the United States being diagnosed with cancer, it's not as rare as many think.