Toxic-Free Kids was formed in 2011 by the founder of Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation, Greg Anderson, as an organization that helps children diagnosed with cancer. By providing programs like Bearable Gift Bags and The Helping Hands Fund, they give children smiles and hope when they need it most.
In 2010 Greg decided he wanted to do more than just be there for children living with cancer; he wanted to help reduce the number of children receiving the diagnosis. Recognizing the link between environmental toxins and childhood cancer, he utilized research showing that many childhood cancers are environmentally related, with the goal of educating families on how to reduce their exposure and thereby reduce their risk for cancer. It was at this time that Greg decided to create Toxic-Free Kids as a vehicle for this learning.
In 2011 Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation created the Toxic-Free Kids Blog, a website designed to explain the dangers of environmental toxins and provide ways to reduce exposure. It is our hope that this site will act as a support system for families making the change to toxic-free living. Our next step is to launch a nationwide campaign in hopes of reaching families across the nation. We are currently developing a program for children and their parents to work on together as a way of uniting families and making change for generations to come.
As Children’s Cancer Recovery continues to support children with cancer, it is our hope that education to families through Toxic-Free Kids will begin to inspire a reduction in the number of children diagnosed with cancer. We invite you to read on and learn the dangers of environmental toxins to see why Toxic-Free Kids is so important—you’ll be so happy you did.
- Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide: it accounted for 7.9 million deaths (around 13% of all deaths) in 2007.*
- Each year, more than 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide and about 90,000 of these children succumb to the disease.*
- You can reduce your family’s risk for cancer by reducing your exposure to environmental toxins.
As you take the time to read a post, we hope you’ll also take time to make a change—and to tell a friend—for the sake of everyone’s health!
*Statistics obtained from WHO and Kid’s Cancer Care