Warren Brown, father of Alexa Brown who passed away in 2009 as a result of childhood cancer, shares his thoughts and feelings. He speaks about wearing gold ribbons for childhood cancer, and stresses the need for funding and support.
Gold ribbons are the symbol for childhood cancer. Members of my family, and some of you in this room, some of the media, some of my friends, continue to wear a gold ribbon every single day. [We wear these as we go] about our business, our professional lives, as a reminder to us that this is not just something that happens. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children in this country. The number one disease killer of children in this country.
Childhood cancer has been prevalent for years. It has taken a back seat when it comes to funding from the federal government, and we wear [the gold ribbon] to remember [my daughter], Alexa, and all those children across the nation, and the world for that matter, who have developed cancer.
Our office is committed to helping childhood cancer. The Clyde Cancer Cluster alone has affected several children in this area, and we will do what we can to help this cause.