View Full Version : Life Ok Planet can we use the power of the Planet to help 10,000 children with cancer

Dave Lane
07-09-2010, 07:36 AM
This is one of those FREE vote online things the Planet is famous for pushing the vote up on. They are 25th out of 1057 for a grant from Pepsi worth $25,000 they need your votes to help get to #1. please vote for free at the link below!

This is one of the greatest causes I've ever been involved with. They train volunteers to visit children with cancer or other life threatening illnesses and "reward" them with glass beads, that are made by US glass beadmakers and donated to Beads of Courage, for milestones in their chemotherapy or other treatment as a reward for enduring as much as they have. I'll paste their actual description below. Help with a yes vote if you can. Unless you would prefer to not help terminally ill children.



Through the Beads of Courage Program children coping with life threatening conditions received colorful beads each which symbolize the many treatments and procedures they overcome.* Their Beads of Courage collection serves as a tangible, visible symbol of their accomplishments during*a challenging treatment*journey.* Funding provided by Pepsi will help us provide the Beads of Courage Program as a source of support for*children*in 10 children's hospitals wishing to provide the Program as a source of psychosocial support.* The Beads of Courage Program strengthens resilience and quality of life for children coping with cancer and other serious illness.

07-09-2010, 07:53 AM
Wouldn't the money be better served to go to actual cancer research, rather than beads? Seems like $20,000 would buy quite a few beads.

Dave Lane
07-09-2010, 08:11 AM
The beads are free. They are donated by glass artists from mostly the US though artists in other countries do donate as well. The costs is for information pamphlets, training of new hospital staff, other materials like the necklaces to put them. They expect to work with 10,000 children with cancer for the $25,000 grant from Pepsi. That's $2.50 per child. Very efficient.

And as to why not spend it on research, $25,000 is a drop in the bucket. Cancer research gets billions every year for more research. This is to help children feel accomplishment for all the chemotherapy sessions, radiation, transfusions and other procedures. This helps the child to cope with the idea of being sick and gives them a "reward" for being courageous in the adverse conditions that face them. It's a really good program that helps lift childrens spirits and make treatment even more successful. Look at the pictures on the link of kids with the number of beads some of them have. Each one of those is a very painful procedure.

Dave Lane
07-09-2010, 09:04 AM
Really? No one wants to help? Damn oh well...

I thought it was a damn good cause. And it's free so...

Pitt Gorilla
07-09-2010, 09:05 AM
Voted. Sounds like a great cause.

Dave Lane
07-09-2010, 09:11 AM
Thanks :thumb: I've donated beads to them and seen the videos of how happy the kids are when they get a new one. Seems like I get something in my eye each time I watch the video.

07-09-2010, 09:19 AM

07-09-2010, 09:29 AM
Wonder Chiefs Planet Powers.....ACTIVATE!

Form of: Cancer Fighters!!!!

07-09-2010, 09:30 AM

Great cause.

07-09-2010, 09:32 AM
Voted and promoted!!!

07-09-2010, 09:34 AM

El Jefe
07-09-2010, 09:44 AM
DONE. Good cause.

07-09-2010, 11:14 AM

raybec 4
07-09-2010, 11:41 AM

07-09-2010, 12:01 PM

Dave Lane
07-09-2010, 03:01 PM
Awesome and thanks for supporting the kids :thumb:

07-09-2010, 03:05 PM

07-09-2010, 03:19 PM
Even put it on my wall on facebook.

Hog's Gone Fishin
07-09-2010, 03:39 PM
Voted. But you owe Knowmo some neg rep for me.

07-09-2010, 05:15 PM
Voted. Let's see if we can screw over some other deserving charity.

Dave Lane
07-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Voted. But you owe Knowmo some neg rep for me.

I maybe maxed out on him. He's gotten a ton from me already.

But thanks guy :thumb:

Dave Lane
07-10-2010, 11:17 AM
Well we bumped it a point to #24. top ten gets the grant so any vote helps

Dave Lane
07-26-2010, 10:03 AM
They are up to #13 and the top ten get the $25,000 grant. Thanks for any additional votes! 5 days left.

07-26-2010, 10:07 AM