September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and every year nearly 16,000 children are diagnosed with cancer in the U.S.
This statistic hits especially close to home for Blackberry Smoke and our drummer Brit Turner, whose daughter, Lana, was diagnosed with Stage IV Neuroblastoma at age 3. Lana was diagnosed in December of 2009, and the cancer was in 97% of her bone marrow. In 2018, she is a joyous, healthy 11-year-old thanks to the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and all of our very giving fans.
The rock n’ roll band from Atlanta has given more than $150,000 to the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center to fight pediatric cancer. And for this year’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month,Blackberry Smoke is contributing an additional $50,000 and we want YOU to join and contribute to this worthy cause.
“Children do not deserve cancer,” says Turner. “The doctors and nurses at the Aflac Cancer Center helped save my daughter’s life.”
Donate today and join the fight so that every child has an opportunity to live a lifetime.