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Hello, it is the 2018 CT Kid Governor, Megan Kasperowski!
The other day I had an interview with Brian Willinsky who grew up in my town of Portland. His mother passed away from ovarian cancer about 4 years ago. Each year he and his team work to raise money for the Dana Farber Cancer Institute. When they reach their goal they walk a marathon along the path of the Boston Marathon.
During this interview, I asked him if he had any advice for children trying to raise money for cancer research. He said that the main thing he usually sees is children selling candy bars, or having some smaller fundraisers. No matter how big or small the amount, every penny helps with all of the research being done to try and cure this terrible disease. So don’t think you are ever too young to help and make a difference. Remember EVERYONE has a voice, so don’t be afraid to use it!
Brian also said that, “There is good research going on about it, but there is a lot more that can be done. And it can help to save more women's lives and give them better treatment and better options.” I know he is appreciative of everyone who is helping.
What have you done to help a problem in your community? I would love to hear from you on what you are doing to make a difference in this world!
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And remember, together we are stronger than cancer!