by Tony Stoddard, Bereaved Parent
Intro by Jonathan Agin, Section Editor Childhood Cancer Awareness and Advocacy
Dedication. It is a word that conjures up various images. People are dedicated to their jobs, their families, their hobbies and everything in between. Dedication. What does it truly mean? Read the following piece by Tony Stoddard. You will instantly learn what the word means. A man on a singular mission to make everyone on the face of the earth aware that kids get cancer, and more importantly, childhood cancer is not simply bald smiling kids. Tony keeps a promise to his son Cole each and every day. Through his tireless efforts, he has helped light the world gold. I have had the privilege of working with Tony on various advocacy efforts and I will say, unequivocally, he is one of the most focused people you will ever meet. Dedication. Tony Stoddard.
As we move along in the month of September raising awareness for childhood cancer awareness month, take note of the landmarks around you. Look around to see if anyone is wearing gold ribbons. Think of Tony and all he has done to ensure that more and more people know what each means.