Wednesday, May 30, 2018

May is Cancer Research Month

Did you know that May is Cancer Research Month? During this month we recognize the people who work all day and everyday trying to find a cure for cancer. We are also supporting the people helping those with cancer-- just like you when you donate to my Stronger Than Cancer Fundraiser! Cancer was the second most common cause of death in the United States in 2017. Although, because of all of the research being done, about 15 million people are survivors of this terrible disease!

May is very important to my platform because it shows people how important cancer research and supporting cancer patients is. For my Stronger Than Cancer Fundraiser, which started earlier in May, we have already raised more than $3,000. My original goal was to raise $1,000. The money raised for my fundraiser will be used to lift the spirits of cancer patients by providing entertainers who can visit them in hospitals here in Connecticut. Extra proceeds will go towards cancer research! Thanks to the individual donors and schools who participated in our Hat Day Fundraiser, we will be able to help bring laughter and smiles to children with cancer at Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven.

I believe that we will be able to help those working to find a cure for cancer! What are some ways you can show support to those finding a cure for cancer?

Make sure to go on the Kid Governor website,, for new updates and information. Feel free to email me with any questions or concerns at

Remember, together we are stronger than cancer!

Monday, May 14, 2018

Stronger Than Cancer Fundraiser

A message from your friends at the Connecticut Public Affairs Network...

As a part of her three-point platform, CTKG Megan is focused on helping people who have cancer. One of her platform goals is to lift the spirits of cancer patients by providing entertainers who can visit them in hospitals here in Connecticut. Laughter is the best medicine, and magicians, comedians, clowns, puppeteers, and ventriloquists are just a few of the people who can help entertain children with cancer!

To help reach her goal, Megan is hosting the Stronger Than Cancer Fundraiser now until May 18, 2018. Schools across Connecticut are encouraged to hold a Stronger Than Cancer Hat Day on May 18th to help raise $1,000 to hire entertainers to cheer up children at Smilow Cancer Hospital in New Haven and Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford. On Hat Day, every student or teacher who brings in $1 or more will be able to wear a hat that day and will receive an official Stronger Than Cancer wristband.

For schools that choose to participate in Hat Day this Friday, you can use the Stronger Than Cancer Hat Day Planning Worksheet to help plan and organize your event. Schools that participate will receive a "shout out" here on the blog from Megan! Make sure to email Megan at with pictures and to tell her how your fundraiser went!

Adults and community members can participate in the fundraiser too! You can text "CTKGMEGAN" to 1-844-544-7171 or donate on GiveLively! Those who donate $2 or more will be eligible to receive an official Stronger Than Cancer wristband.

No matter how big or small the amount, every penny helps! Remember that everyone has a voice and together we are stronger than cancer!

You can watch Megan's Stronger Than Cancer video below. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018

The First Connecticut's Kid Governor Cabinet Meeting

A message from your friends at the Connecticut Public Affairs Network...

Last week held a milestone event for Connecticut's Kid Governor® as we had our first ever Kid Governor Cabinet meeting! 2018 CTKG Megan sat down with our staff and five of the six final candidates from the 2017 Statewide Election who now make up her cabinet. A'aliyah, Gwyn, Liliana, Madison, and Nathan all shared what they have been working on since the election and offered ideas to help Megan with her platform. Dillon could not be there but will be serving in the Cabinet.

Gwyn, who ran on a campaign to raise awareness about Childhood Poverty, talked about how she is helping to organize a toiletries drive at her school, Thomaston Center School. As a part of her platform, Gwyn wanted to hold drives at her school and those around the state to collect goods and foods for children who are struggling .

A'aliyah talked about how she has been working with other students to do anti-bullying skits on the morning announcements at her school, Clover Street School. As a part of her campaign platform, she wanted to create public service announcements or perform skits to showcase the role of the bystander, victim, and bully to help educate students.

Madison talked about how she has been working with a club at her school, CREC Discovery Academy, on how to be kind. The third part of her platform was to create presentations to help students learn about different ways to spread kindness.

Liliana wanted to help the elderly feel valued and helped to bring an adopt a grandparent program to her school in Southington, Plantsville Elementary School. Students and the elderly fill out forms so that they can be matched together based on common interests. Liliana wanted to create partnerships between schools and nursing homes for programs like this as a part of her platform.

Nathan talked about how he is still working to eliminate styrofoam trays in his school. During the meeting, he asked if Megan would join him in talking to Connecticut General Assembly committees about his issue.

Megan was able to update the cabinet on her platform and Stronger Than Cancer fundraiser that kicked off on May 7th. The cabinet members were able to offers ideas to help Megan spread the word about her platform and fundraiser by using social media and apps to educate students in a fun and engaging way.

For more about the Kid Governor's Cabinet, visit You can also check back here in the next few weeks for guest blog posts from the Cabinet Members about their work on their platforms!