I was emailed the following and figured the best way to help spread the word is by putting this on my blog.
My name is Emily and I am a new AmeriCorps member working for the littlest Tumor Foundation in Appleton, WI. The Littlest Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding a preventative therapy and treatment for tumor growth in children and providing wellness scholarships to families dealing with Neurofibromatosis (NF). We believe everyone can contribute a little. Our Three main areas of focus are awareness, wellness, and raising money for research.
NF affects 1 in 3,000 children and causes tumors to grow anywhere in the body including the brain and spine and can cause a series of other significant health issues. They range from serious skeletal abnormalities to endocrine issues to difficult to treat cancers. Much is not understood. The Littlest Tumor Foundation (LTF) is dedicated to increasing understanding and empowering families.
This year the foundation is kicking off their national 30 day campaign, which leads up to our wellness retreat in Bjorklunden Door County, WI. We are very excited about this retreat because Kris Carr is doing a live Skype in, specialized doctors in the NF field will be there, along with yoga, meditation, a personalized real foods chef, and much more.
Our 30 day campaign is extremely important because it will be dropped nationally and provide awareness. The campaign is taking a holistic approach this year, with the theme “Mind, body, Soul, Solution”. The Littlest Tumor Foundation was wondering if you would be willing to write a short blog, or post something to contribute to one of our days. Your contribution would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your consideration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.