A diagnosis of cancer is devastating, affecting not only the individual, but their immediate family and their larger network as well. Modern medicine has come a long way in helping to increase the cure rate, but unfortunately, there is still a lot of research to be done. In honor of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Vionic is proud to highlight our continued partnership with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Consortium Foundation (PNOC). Together, we’re taking steps towards a cure for cancer.
For many years, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been instrumental in leading the way in terms of research and treatment of childhood cancers. In the last 60 years, they have helped to push the overall childhood cancer survival rate in the U.S. from 20% to over 80%. Additionally, no family receives a bill while their child is being treated at the hospital.
PNOC strives to bring awareness and raise funds for research on pediatric brain cancer, which is now the deadliest of all childhood cancers. PNOC was established by Vionic co-founder Bruce Campbell and his wife Allyn in 2013 after their son George was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2010. 12 years later, after 10 hours of surgery and 31 radiation sessions, George is doing well. The Campbells do their best to make sure that other kids facing a cancer diagnosis have the same opportunity to live life to the fullest.
Last month, Vionic customers had the opportunity to donate to these great organizations when checking out, with 100% of donations going equally to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and PNOC. With over 5,400 donations, over $16,000 was raised. Vionic stands for advocating on behalf of wellness in all its forms, and we thank you in advance for helping make a difference in the lives of children battling cancer.