I knew the moment I saw the story about The Pink Tutu project that I wanted to do something with gold.
When I was thinking about New Year’s resolutions ideas, I got to thinking about a 365 photography project (a photo a day for an entire year), and then it hit me.
My 365 project is all about the gold.
You see, ever since childhood cancer entered our lives, not a single day has gone by that we haven’t been aware of childhood cancer. Now that Ian is finished with treatment, I’m sure there are days that go by when some of our children, especially the younger ones, don’t give a moment’s thought to cancer. Not so with me. My momheart is forever changed, and as much as I’d love to say that I don’t think about it much these days, the truth is that cancer, specifically childhood cancer, is never far from my mind.
We may be out of the intense part of the journey, but we know so many people still fighting, many with the desperate need of a miracle.
Those are the ones I think of when I think about the gold, and I offer up my prayers, prayers for healing, prayers for peace in the midst of the storm. Those are the kids I want others to think about, and pray for, when they see a #365daysofgold picture.
Those are the kids I want you to think about.
The kids in the fight of their lives, the fight for their lives, right now, today.
Pray for them. Pray for their families. Pray for their friends.
Pray for their doctors.
Pray for the researchers, always racing against a clock as another child dies while waiting on their cure…
When you see the gold ribbon, think about those little bald heads, and pray.
Wear a gold ribbon in support. You will touch the heart of a momcologist, I can assure you, because we notice.
I’ve been posting my daily pics on Instagram with the hashtag #365daysofgold, often including the hashtag #gogold (seen more during September, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (#ccam)).
I would love, love, LOVE your help in getting this project to grow beyond my little blog!
When you see them on Instagram, you can show your support by clicking on that little heart. When you see them on Facebook, you can show your support with a like, a share, and a nice little comment. When you notice them on Twitter, you can show your support with a good ol’ RT (retweet). Together, our combined reach can spread awareness far beyond what one mom can do!
Will you help?