Childhood Cancer: 46 Mommas Shave for the Brave


As many of you know, my wife Tiffany is trying to raise awareness for childhood cancer this September (National Childhood Cancer Awareness month) by getting 46 women together to shave their heads. Currently, there are 33 participants in the group. Here is a map of where the participants are from.

46Shave

Here is a state by State List of the states represented, with the number of participants:

California      2
Florida         1
Illinois        1
Kansas          2
Kentucky        2
Louisiana       3
Michigan        1
North Carolina  2
New Hampshire   1
Ohio            1
Oklahoma        1

Pennsylvania    5
Rhode Island    1
South Carolina  1
Tennessee       1
Texas           1
Virginia        3
Washington      4

For those not familiar, the reason for the number 46 goes like this:

  • 12,500 children diagnosed with cancer every year
  • 46 diagnosed every week day
  • 7 die every day

The figures are based on the incidence statistics from 1995 with current population estimates. The figures are incorrect, however, as I have detailed here. Tiffany did not know the incidence rate had risen at the time she came up with the idea and 46 is the most commonly cited number. Hopefully this event helps catapult this horrible disease into the forefront.

Peace and Grace,
Greg

Twitter: @gbworld

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