The Issue: Children with Cancer Face Difficult Challenges
According to data from the National Cancer Institute, approximately 10,400 children under the age of 15 were diagnosed with cancer in 2007. Children battling cancer often face long hospital stays, painful chemotherapy treatments, and a limited amount of time to play with other children.
The Campaign: Knighting Ceremony for Children Battling Cancer
If this Grassroots campaign raises $600, then The Magical Moon Foundation can knight one child battling cancer and provide a full knight outfit and knighting ceremony. Each additional $600 will fund a knighting ceremony for another child with cancer. During the knighting ceremony, children arm themselves with a real sword and leather scabbard, and dress in a tunic, headpiece, boots, leather arm cuffs, and belt and buckle. As newly dubbed knights, they undertake a mission related to their illness to give them a positive goal.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.
The Magical Moon Foundation
The Magical Moon Foundation helps children with cancer find the warrior within by knighting them into the fellowship of Rainbow Warriors on a mission to change the world in honor of their disease. Magical Moon outfits the children in knight's garb, including a tunic and headpiece, dubs them with a knightly name, and equips them with a sword for the knighting ceremony. After, they can seek out and fulfill personal quests to help improve their communities and achieve personal goals. In the past, knights have raised funds to cure their diseases, designed an art-therapy room for other children with cancer, and studied pediatric oncology to help fight illness.
Young children can still believe in magic...they embrace the tools that help them transform the unreal world of cancer to a world of strength and loveEllen McCurdy, Braintree Patch, 11/29/10
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