Sometimes coincidences turn out to be a great thing.
It turns out that it is just a coincidence that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month as well as the month when the St. Baldrick’s Oklahoma City Trivia Night is being held. The trivia night was originally scheduled for earlier in the year before Oklahoma’s tricky and unpredictable weather once again threw a monkey wrench into the plans of a worthy event.
The rescheduling was based on availability of space and people and just happened to fall on Friday, Sept. 8, from 6-9 p.m. at 612 in the Paseo Arts District. But it could have been just as easily been destined to have taken place in September considering the goals of what St. Baldrick’s is all about.
For those of you who don’t know, the St. Baldrick’s Foundation was created to help raise money for childhood cancer research. Now, they are the largest childhood cancer research entity not known as the U.S. government. The foundation has raised hundreds of millions of dollars. The Oklahoma City chapter itself has raised over a million, including more than $100,000 this year alone.
Childhood cancer sucks. Cancer affecting anyone sucks but any deadly disease that negatively affects a child’s life just seems way worse. Children are innocent. They haven’t had a chance to do bad things to people yet. Or at least on purpose.
Jupiter Promotions is proud to get to have a part – however, small it is – in helping bring attention to the positives this foundation brings to the world. They are made up of a number of volunteers who give of their time, money and energy to generate more money that can be used to hopefully one day save lives.
You too can do your part by joining us this Friday at 612 in Paseo from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be food and drinks (be sure and thank the donors!) in addition to the trivia contest, but the best part is that the money raised will go toward funding childhood cancer research. And we all agree, cancer sucks. Right?
So, let’s get together this Friday for a good cause and help get rid of something we all want to eliminate. Who knows? Maybe one day, we can reminisce about the days we needed to worry about childhood cancer but no longer have to. But that day isn’t today, and we need all the help we can get.