Sign up or donate at: WhitWhitWalk.org to participate in the annual Whit Whit Walk to benefit pediatric cancer research
Guest blog by mom, blogger and "BELIEVER": Tracy Posillico
My name is Tracy Posillico and four years ago, my husband and I were blessed with our first child, Whitney. I was 26, a new mom and so happy! Then it all changed. When Whitney was 5-weeks-old, she was diagnosed with a rare pediatric cancer and given a 20% of living. She had surgery and immediately began an aggressive 10-cycle protocol of chemotherapy, transfusions and more surgeries. After a loving year of giggles and smiles, Whitney became an angel just after her first birthday. What will always amaze me was that she left the world a better place in just 377 days! She taught us all to laugh, to live in the present and to always BELIEVE!
During Whitney’s journey, we learned that only 4% of federal funding goes to childhood cancer research. Our kids are worth more than 4 cents! That year we joined forces with St. Baldrick’s and raised over $170,000 for pediatric cancer research in just ten days! Then we started the Whit Whit Walk. So, every September, which is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and coincidentally, Whitney’s birthday month, we raise awareness and funds at Caumsett State Park. Our friends, family and community come to show their support. Every cent is sent to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center where the Whit Whit Fund researches childhood tumor cancers.
Sign up or donate at: WhitWhitWalk.org