HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – “Ahoé, folks! I spy for a cure to come. The 3rd annual Don Carnival will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 with a pirate theme and a pediatric cancer awareness mission.
The event, hosted by the Isaiah 41:10 Foundation, is a fundraiser for efforts to support young cancer patients and find a cure.
Pediatric cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease in children under the age of 14.
Although great advances have been made in treatment, there are many types of cancer that affect pediatric patients, and more than 95 percent of survivors have significant treatment-related health issues.
The Isaiah 41:10 Foundation is one of many groups that fundraise to fund pediatric cancer research.
The foundation was started by the family of Sam Harmon. Sam was only 8 years old when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2015.
Further testing found that the leukemia cells carried a rare mutation that meant her cancer would be more difficult to treat, require a very high-risk protocol, and have a lower survival rate.
Sam endured nine months of treatment, which fought off cancer but was too much for his young body, leading to multiple organ failure. He died on September 30, 2016, at the age of 9.
Through it all, his family says he “loved and cared for others and always told others about Jesus. He memorized and recited his “battle verse” Isaiah 41:10:
Do not be afraid therefore, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will support you with my righteous right (NIV). ‘”
The Donation Carnival will take place on October 30, 2021 at the Kingston Pavilion at Ditto Landing Marina in Huntsville.
There will be carnival games, a pirate costume contest, silent auction, raffle, food, drink and lots of family fun!
The carnival will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tickets cost $ 12 for ages 11 and up. Children 10 and under are $ 6. You can get them online here. But don’t delay! The last day of the sale is October 22.
To learn more about the Carnival of Giving, the Isaiah 41:10 Foundation, or how to support the work, visit isaiah4110.org
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