This is a sponsored post by Extended Stay America Hotels
Did you know that each year, over 10,000 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer? To me that is a staggering statistic. Heartbreaking really… It’s a diagnosis that can turn a family’s life upside down. In an effort to bring awareness to the issue, Extended Stay America is introducing Hope.
Meet Hope – She is a cuddly symbol of kindness and comfort. Extended Stay America – through the support of their guests – is committing to provide 10,000 Hope bears to children’s hospitals throughout America with the simple goal of bringing a smile to the face of a child battling cancer.
There are two ways you can help to make a difference…
You can give Hope to a child with cancer for just $10
For just $10, a Hope bear can be delivered to a child battling cancer. Working with the American Cancer Society®, Extended Stay America will provide bears to children’s hospitals nationwide starting in September 2017. This is a tremendous goal but completely attainable.
You can also purchase Hope for yourself or a loved one for only $19.99
For those who would like to bring Hope home to a friend, family member or loved one, Hope can be ordered and delivered to your home for just $19.99. For each Hope bear purchased, Extended Stay America will donate $5.00 to the American Cancer Society toward pediatric cancer research.
We have two special needs children and that puts us in a situation where we need to always make tentative plans – there is never a guarantee we will be able to do any of the things we have planned. But those issues are just one day at a time. Families who are struggling with childhood cancer are impacted far more than one day at a time. They need to always keep their hope alive and Hope the Bear is the perfect reminder. Your donation helps remind them that there are many people “in their corner”. They are not alone and they can still maintain hope.
Extended Stay Hotels is making a difference – you can too by visiting their page and helping out in one of the two ways listed above. Let us all help to make this world a better place and give hope to those struggling with childhood cancer.