Whenever a child dies of pediatric cancer, it makes Melville teen Jordan Belous “super-duper angry,” she says — and that’s why the 19-year-old is continuing her annual Heart of Gold campaign to raise money for pediatric cancer research this September.
Through the third annual Heart of Gold effort, schools request paper hearts lined with gold from Belous’ Whip Pediatric Cancer foundation. Each student is supposed to decorate and write their name on a heart and give a suggested donation of $2 to the foundation that will be passed on to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan for pediatric cancer research. Belous also requests that they post their hearts on social media with #whippediatriccancer.
“It’s a really good program to raise awareness,” says Amber Willard of Arizona, whose daughter Natalie, 4, is being treated at Sloan Kettering for neuroblastoma. Natalie posed with Belous to launch this year’s third annual campaign.
Whip Pediatric Cancer’s 3RD Annual Skate For GOLD was a huge success! Over 100 people attended and had a blast skating. Thank you to everyone who attended, volunteered and made Skate For GOLD possible!
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For all families affected by pediatric cancer, come join us for a free family fun afternoon of ice skating, face painting, tattoos, hot coco, photo booth and MORE! ***skates are included for all ages!***
Date: Sunday, March 25 at 10 AM – 12 PM EDT Location: Dix Hills Ice Rink – 575 Vanderbilt Pkwy, Dix Hills, New York 11746
PLEASE RSVP BY MARCH 15TH VIA TEXT 631-445-8705
Can’t wait to see you all there!!!