“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”

— Sir Winston Churchill

In the past several years, science has begun to uncover that the human brain might be “hard-wired” for giving.  Research has started to reveal that humans may have a “generosity gene,” and diagnostic tools like MRIs indicate that there may be a biological basis for why giving feels good.   [What makes a hero?:  The surprising science of selflessness.by Elizabeth Svoboda]

But what we know with certainty is that only 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is dedicated to funding pediatric cancer research.

And the pharmaceutical industry contributes minimal resources, making pediatric cancer research dependent upon private donations.

We also know every dollar makes a difference in the life of a family fighting childhood cancer.

That’s something we can all feel good about.