Message from Craig Breslow
|Message From Craig||Program Guidelines||2014 Winning Project|
"The news that a sibling or loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is scary. I remember crying, I remember asking my parents what would happen to my sister, I remember wanting to do something to help, and at the same time feeling helpless. Fortunately, my sister had a great team of doctors who not only made her feel comfortable with the situation, but also did their best to help my parents and me also. Thanks to advancements in pediatric cancer research and treatment, my sister lives a healthy, cancer free life, and has for over 20 years.
I always thought that "when I grew up" I would become a doctor. I had always loved science, but more than that, I wanted to be able to make someone feel the way the doctors had made my family feel when they said that Lesley was cancer free. When it became time to go to college, and choose a career, I chose a major in science, and applied to medical school. My dream of being a professional baseball player has not forced me to disconnect from the world of medicine. Instead, it has strengthened my desire to help others and led me to create a charity called the "Strike 3 Foundation" which focuses on helping kids with cancer. I spend a lot of time visiting hospitals; kids always seem to have their days brightened by visits from their favorite athletes. Now that I have made a connection with the hospitals, doctors, and kids undergoing treatment, my first wish would be that these kids never had to face the diagnosis that my sister did, but my second is that I had gotten started earlier helping others!
The Strike 3 Foundation heightens awareness, mobilizes support, and raises funding for childhood cancer research.
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Strike 3 Foundation
PO Box 191
Monroe, CT 06468