Thursday, February 20, 2014

7 Year Old Raises over $60,000 for Cancer Research

What happens when a determined seven year old is told he is too young to attend a charity event? He starts his own event and raises $60,000!  Ethan Sandlofer lost his mother five years ago to a rare form of cancer. In honor of her, Ethan's father Jason has been doing the annual Cycle for Survival event to raise money for Memorial Sloan Kettering. When Ethan asked to do it as well he was told that only adults could be involved. Ethan decided to create his own event through Cycle for Survival that was the first if it's kind for kids. He started small getting it set up at his school for him and his classmates. But now it's become a large event and has been covered by multiple news agencies HERE and HERE. The event is this Saturday and Ethan has surpassed his early fundraising goal and now is on his way to his new goal of $70,000.  If he reaches that goal he will win a bet he has with his father.  Ethan will get to shave his father’s head!  This is a great example of the fact that no matter how young, old, big or small you are, you can make a difference and get the word out for your cause. Please share with us ways in which you teach your kids about charity and giving back.  

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