September 22, 2016

Contact:  Vernon Stewart
                (850) 435-1623

Childhood cancer families visit City Hall   

On September 21st, Mayor Ashton Hayward and his staff welcomed childhood cancer families and the Rally Foundation to City Hall to help raise awareness for childhood cancer. 

The children and families took a tour of the Office of the Mayor, looked out on the balcony, played games set up by staff and received gifts donated by Parks and Recreation. This visit was concluded with a proclamation ceremony declaring September as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.

"Anything we can do to help bring attention to childhood cancer," said Hayward.They get a small percentage of the overall cancer research budget. I am glad to step up and do what I can to help."

The Rally Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures. Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children in America. Simply put, kids are dying because they do not have treatment options. Rally empowers you to help change this by raising funds for lifesaving research. Learn more about the Rally Foundation by visiting www.rallyfoundation.org

Photos of the event can be viewed here.

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