Last Sunday in church I read the story of Brian Bush. Brian was a child who passed away in 1989 from Medulloblastoma, which is a type of cerebellar tumor and the most common type of pediatric cancer. After Brian's passing, his parents started the "Brian Bush Memorial Putt for Life" through which they raise money for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. St. Jude is a hospital which is leading the way in understanding, treating and defeating childhood cancer.
This story touched my heart. In 1988 my older brother was diagnosed with the same type of cancer. Unlike Brian, my brother survived. He was among the 10% of children who survived this type of cancer in the late 1980's. Thanks to God and cancer research, this survival rate has increased from 10% to 85% (per St. Jude Children's Research Hospital).
Because there is still so much to do to be able to beat cancer, David and I started this fundraiser that supports the Brian Bush Memorial Putt for Life event. All money raised through this fundraiser will go to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. This institution does a great amount of research on childhood cancer. Also, the impact of this research is worldwide because St. Jude freely shares the discoveries it makes with doctors and scientists around the world.
If you want to support the Brian Bush Memorial and pediatric cancer research, we invite you to please do so through this website.
Silvia & David
PS. More information on how to support the Brian Bush Memorial Putt-For-Life event can be found at www.puttforlife.com