Throw a pie and support pediatric cancer research

Monroe Pediatrics’ “Pie in the Face” is tomorrow


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  • Provided photo Monroe Pediatrics hopes members of the community will take a whipped cream swipe at the practice’s pediatricians at its Pie in the Face Fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer tomorrow, Sept. 9, beginning at 2 p.m.



— September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and for the fourth year, Monroe Pediatrics hopes members of the community will take a whipped cream swipe at the practice’s pediatricians at its Pie in the Face Fundraiser for Pediatric Cancer tomorrow, Sept. 9, beginning at 2 p.m.

“Feel free to ‘get even’ with us for all those shots and throat swabs,” said Dr. Jamee Goldstein, who is overseeing the organization for the event. “But in all seriousness, throw a pie in our faces to support pediatric cancer research, honor a childhood cancer survivor or someone currently in treatment, in memory of someone or to give thanks for your child’s good health.”

Pies are $5 each, a sheet of 25 tricky tray tickets is $10 and the event includes a 50/50 and bike raffle.

“Pie in the Face” began following several area schools taking on “pie in the face” challenges about four years ago to support pediatric cancer research funding. Now, Monroe Pediatrics annually hosts the event and hopes to raise $5,000 this year to benefit The Truth 365/Arms Open Wide Foundation.

The Truth 365’s goal is to educate people about the need for additional pediatric cancer research funding and to mobilize millions of people through Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other social networking sites.

According to the Truth 365, more than 15,000 children will be diagnosed with cancer in the next 365 days. Cancer kills more than 2,500 children nationwide every year. Though these numbers are significant, and the organization’s website says the potential market is too small to attract the attention of private industry. This makes the role of the taxpayer-funded National Cancer Institute (NCI) especially critical yet approximately 4 percent of its annual budget is dedicated to childhood cancer

In the last three years, the event has raised more than $10,000 and donated all of it to research through the Truth 365/Arms Wide Open Foundation.

Monroe Pediatrics is located at 70 Gilbert St.

To learn more, call 782-8616.

- Nancy Kriz

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