Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Brain Cancer Research & the Actions of Students

By Rob Sutter

Sometimes all a good cause needs to be pushed to a higher level is the people behind it. It doesn't matter what age they may be because it seems like the drive people have is something that cannot be understated. For a group of high school students, brain cancer research seems to be helped in a great way. With so much money being raised in the name of research for this cause, I don't think that it's right to call this anything but a success.

The story that was shown on the CBS 5 AZ website went into detail about the students of Saguaro High School and their work in the yearly Students Supporting Brain Tumor Research walk-a-thon event. Held yearly, this event has been great for the cause and the amount of money it has raised cannot be denied. The event started back in 2002 and since then the earnings have totaled over $1.75 million. When you consider that last year's event alone brought in $215,000, it says a lot about the devotion people have for this.

I don't think it's any secret that these events have been a great deal of success in terms of brain cancer research. It's one of those causes that many establishments work to help and for the most part a great deal of work has been seen to uncover new findings to help therapies and seek out cures as well. However, funds are important as they are used to further research along. I'm one of those people who will support reputable organizations like Voices Against Brain Cancer until the goal is ultimately met and even after that.

The fact that this organization is run entirely by students, as the article says, should be something to note as well. It doesn't seem as though teachers and other members of faculty have had any part in this, apart from maybe the funding that has allowed it to be in activity since 2002. The students made this come about once three young people in the Paradise Valley School District were diagnosed during that time. These tumors are known to be the number one cause of death in teenagers.

Brain cancer research is done partially because these kinds of facts exist. People on the outside should be able to give their assistance on the matter as well in order for more funding to be seen. It's the only way that research can continue on and the students of the Paradise Valley School District understand this well. I can only hope that more people understand the importance of these events and offer their own time so that they can place their mark on this worthy cause.

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