This Saturday marks two years since the passing Sally Kabel. ‘Sweet Sally Sunshine’ was diagnosed with Leukemia when she was only 10-months old, but despite her condition continued to bring joy to those who loved her. You may have noticed gold ribbons tied on 5th Ave lamp posts and elsewhere around Bay Ridge. The ribbons not only commemorate her passing, but also raise awareness about childhood cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
The Truth 365 is a grassroots organization (and documentary) that advocates for more funding to support pediatric cancer research. According to the group, cancer is the number one cause of death among children with 15,000 children being diagnosed with this affliction every year. Local volunteers have tied their ribbons to educate and mobilize the community around this the cause. To learn more, scan the QR code affixed to the ribbons on 5th Ave, or visit www.thetruth365.org. Also, read Sally’s sad and inspiring story on her family blog: www.sweetsallysunshine.com.