“I am doing this to hopefully help children all over the world who are affected by cancer. I think it is unfair that childhood cancer is not funded properly," said Griffin
New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
Erin Griffin, a 13 year-old girl fighting a deadly form of brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, or DIPG, recently decided to go public with her story to bring international attention to DIPG and all childhood cancers. She and her mother Amanda Griffin will visit the United States from May 6 to May 13 to participate in The Truth 365 documentary and social media campaign, a grassroots effort launched by the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation. The project has the support of over 100 childhood cancer groups and foundations from around the world. Griffin’s wish is made possible by the Children’s Wish Foundation International based in Atlanta, Georgia.
“I am doing this to hopefully help children all over the world who are affected by cancer. I think it is unfair that childhood cancer is not funded properly," said Griffin. "Children have their whole lives in front of them. I feel awfully excited and I know it's going to be the best experience of my life."
While in the United States, Griffin will visit New York City and Washington, DC. She will participate in awareness activities during the day and go sightseeing in the afternoon and evenings. Children’s Wish Foundation International has also planned several special experiences for Griffin and her mother.
At Griffin's request, the primary purpose of the trip is spreading international awareness of childhood cancer. All media opportunities are welcome.
About Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation
Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity based in New Jersey and California. The foundation’s mission is to promote and advance the science and art of medicine related to the study of pediatric cancer cells and related structures, to support and enhance education in pediatric oncology fields, to support and enhance pediatric oncology research and in allied fields, to facilitate, improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disorders affecting pediatric cancer cells and related structures and doing and engaging in any and all activities that may be necessary or incidental to any or all of the foregoing purposes. Please visit: thetruth365.org or http://www.awoccf.org.
About Children's Wish Foundation International
Children’s Wish Foundation International is a nonprofit organization headquartered in Atlanta that is dedicated to bringing happiness to seriously and terminally ill children. Founded primarily as a Wish Granting organization in 1985, the Foundation has expanded its mission to include Hospital Enrichment and Family Focus Programs. Last year, the efforts of CWFI reached over 400,000 children through its combined programs. To learn more, visit http://www.childrenswish.org or call 800-323-9474.
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