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My name is Andreas Wallach, father of Alexander and Andre Wallach. Alexander passed away in September of 2007, following complications from a failed bone marrow transplant.
My purpose today is to help encourage positivity and inspiration among all who are undergoing any kind of suffering ... so I am Marching on Memphis in the tradition of Johnny Cash and all who walk(ed) the line for good.
The goal: one fundraising concert every September (since 2012 the official National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in the US). The purpose: to add awareness to all campaigns for health (starting with the kids) and also to provide prizes / grants to outstanding organizations who effectively respond to childhood emergencies anywhere in the world).
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Hi Andreas...I am so sorry for your loss of Alexander.
Hope you are settling in here at PAC2. We would love to have you in our PAC2 NW group...we need more voices in OR. When you are ready please join us!
I am so sorry for your loss. I have the sad duty to write that too many da## times in a welcome to PAC2. We must change it. We are a community of parents, friends, survivors, medical professionals, childhood cancer organizations (CureSearch, Alex's Lemonade Stand, St. Baldrick's, Make-A-Wish and others) and concerned citizens, all with the same mission - eradicate Childhood Cancer.
My first initiative was the Childhood Cancer Awareness Petition. The Petition was started before Stand Up 2 Cancer, and now has over 17,000 signatures with the objective to have a nationwide major media event bringing awareness to Childhood Cancer. To be childhood cancer's "Inconvenient Truth" moment.
The format is unique. You can have friends, post photos and videos, blog, participate in Forum discussions, start Groups about your interest, chat live with other members, promote fundraisers or join a Group that is focused on your interests in childhood cancer.
While all those features are nice, it still takes ACTION. This is truly the reason PAC2 started. Each day or so, we feature ideas for members in the golden boxes on the home page. This is where you can help by taking action. You can get started with these ideas.
I look forward to your contributions and ideas, and working together in the future. Thanks again for being here, I am sorry you have to be............AJs Dad
That I believe is the one thing that makes me keep on going. They were so relentless, and I have to live on the keep his memory alive, and to help bring awareness, so this can someday maybe stop happening.