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.

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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.

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