Cat Thomas Continues Raising Money To Battle Cancer
February 23, 2015 at 4:43 AM (PT)
CBS RADIO Top 40 KLUC, News KXNT and Sports KXST-A PD CAT THOMAS focuses on raising money to battle cancer each year, and 2015 is no exception.
THOMAS wrote to ALL ACCESS, "cancer sucks. It seems every few years, I get hit with the tragedy of this disease and it always leave a hole in my heart. Just a few weeks ago, one of the most vibrant souls and one of my favorite people in the world, VINCE PELLEGRINO was taken by this disease. In 2011 my sister lost her battle with cancer. My personal fight with cancer started at age two. That is when my mother was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. She died when I was four."
"As many of you know, each year I submit myself to ridicule by shaving my head to raise money for the ST. BALDRICK’S FOUNDATION FOR CHILDHOOD CANCER RESEARCH," adds THOMAS. "I chose this organization for two reasons. One, over 85% of the money goes to Research and Patient care. Here in LAS VEGAS, DR. B (because of ST. BALDRICK’S) takes every patient regardless of their ability to pay and gives them total treatment. This also happens in cities all over AMERICA thanks to ST. BALDRICK’S. Two, if we can eliminate cancer in children, we can effectively eliminate cancer in adults. On SATURDAY, MARCH 7th, (in two weeks), I will shave my head to raise money for the ST. BALDRICK'S FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN'S CANCER."
"This is my 7th year raising money for KIDS WITH CANCER by shaving my head," continues THOMAS. It all started when AMBERLY and her friend AIMEE were both pregnant at the same time. Our ROBBIE and AIMEE’s son, JACKSON, were born a month apart. JACKSON was diagnosed with cancer soon after birth and died shortly after his second birthday. We understand how easily that could have been our son. I personally am tearing up just thinking about it. This is very personal, not only to me, but many of you as well. Since ST. BALDRICK'S started, the 10 year survival rate for kids with cancer has gone from 20% to over 60%! So often we forget our blessings until we sit down and really reflect on them. So I'm asking you to make a donation. Make a donation in honor of a family member, a friend or someone you know that has battled this disease. I'll take $5, $10, $100 or whatever. It is all going to help kids with cancer... and that's good enough for me! If you wish to make a donation, just click here."