Cancer fighting ‘Superheroes’ featured at Rady Children’s Hospital
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – September is “National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.” KUSI was made “aware” of that today with a special event at Rady Children’s Hospital.
Think about what these kids go through every day. They are superheroes. And today, their superhero bravery and courage was recognized with special gold capes, suitable for personal decoration. We especially liked the one that said, “cancer free.”
The idea for the gold capes, gold is the official color of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, came from a member of the Emilio Nares Foundation. Emilio died of leukemia. His father Richard then started a foundation to honor his son, the building block of which was Richard’s car, used to transport children to and from their cancer treatments. The foundation now includes a fleet of vans. Richard told us, “We (family) witnessed the family struggles here when we were here. Transportation was an issue. So we came up with the vans so kids can get to their appointments on time everyday for their cancer treatments.”
The foundation now has three vans serving San Diego. There’s also one in Imperial County, two in Orange County, and as of this month, one serving L.A. County.