Sunday, September 13, 2009

September = Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Let's do our part and spread the word to bring awareness to Childhood Cancer, as it is the leading cause of death in children (your children, my children, their children, all children) by disease. Wear your GOLD this month.

my music at top left of blog before playing video

Why the Gold ribbon over a Cross?

Children are our Gold - It's simple, just as gold is a precious metal, our children are even more precious.

The standard awareness ribbon has long been recognized as a symbol for many causes. The most popular being the pink breast cancer ribbon. Several years ago the color gold was chosen for the children enduring all the various types of childhood cancer. The reason being that gold is a valuable and sought after precious metal.

CKC can surely concur with this idea but we hold to a spiritual metaphor. In the bible, the purification of gold is often used as a metaphor for the purification of our lives. Gold when purified is placed in fire and the impurities rise to the top. Scripture tells us that trials will come and it is through the trials that we grow in knowledge and faith.

Jesus Christ suffered on the cross - Jesus is the ultimate purifier for our lives for by suffering and dying on cross, He paid the price for our sins. Only Jesus can fully understand the pain and suffering caused by childhood cancer. Therefore the Gold Childhood Cancer Awareness Ribbon is placed on the cross as a symbol of our trust in the Lord Jesus Christ.

4 Personal Thoughts:

Stewart Family said...

Enjoyed the video (with tears of course)

Mabank is raising money this week (Spirit Week) for Children's Miracle Network! It's such a great cause!

Leslie said...

Thank you for your passion towards childhood cancer. It is heartbreaking, but it is real. I pray for the families because there could never be an easy day in their life as long as their child is suffering.

GamecockQueen said...

Thanks for posting this Misty. These children are all very special. I know you have been touched by some, as have I. They are all just so sweet and so affectionate...they, to quote your blog, "take my breath away!!"

Stewart Family said...

Hey Misty!!

Mabank ISD raised $44,599.50 for Children's Miracle Network last week. It is so good knowing this money that these kids worked so hard for is going to such a good cause!!

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