This Man In A Lemon Suit Is Changing Lives!
How can a father's love for his child change the world? Let me introduce you to Jeff and Kennedy Snyder.
Kennedy Snyder was 2 years old when she was diagnosed with a spinal cord tumor. According to the American Cancer Society, "brain and central nervous system tumors are the second most common cancers in children, making up about 26% of childhood cancers."
With a prognosis of just 5 years, Kennedy, now 16 is still battling the tumor, but having been "off of chemotherapy for the past few years she is thriving," said her father Jeff Snyder.
In order to one day find a cure for his daughter's cancer, Jeff has founded Warriors For A Cure, which focuses its efforts on raising money specifically for pediatric cancer.
September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, so this past September, Warriors For A Cure partnered up with Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation For Childhood Cancer and put on Alex's Million Mile.
Alex's Million Mile allowed people across the globe to pledge to dedicate miles (running, walking and even biking) to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. Last year the event raised over $66,000 for pediatric cancer and this year they hope to raise even more!
"If we keep positive, we'll have all we need to find a cure, finally," said Kennedy Snyder.
If you want more information or would like to donate to this cause, visit https://www.alexslemonade.org/mypage/1222819.
Since the 1890s, the New England town of Ridgefield, Connecticut has played home to five Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel Laureate, two presidents of the National Academy of Design, famous Architects, Innovators, Authors, Actors and Musicians. Today, Ridgefield's arts community is still thriving. With the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, The Ridgefield Playhouse, The Prospector Theatre, the Ridgefield Theater Barn, and the Ridgefield Guild of Artists, there are plenty of places to get a culture fix in town. To honor the big roles that the arts and the community play in the personality of the town, each holiday season Ridgefield does something unique to honor both.
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The holidays are a time to give thanks and be grateful for the things we have. This year HooplaHa - Only Good News wants to say thank you to these special kids - our heroes! Over the past year, we have met many people (and animals) with incredible stories and these three kids are part of the reason why we love doing what we do.