Toxic Free Kids was formed in 2011 by the founder of Children’s Cancer Recovery, Greg Anderson. Children’s Cancer Recovery is 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 diagnosed with cancer. He recognized the link between environmental toxins and childhood cancer. Research had shown that many childhood cancers were environmentally related and if families learned how to reduce their exposure to environmental toxins they could reduce their risk for cancer. It was at this time Greg decided to create Toxic Free Kids as an effort to help teach families the dangers of environmental toxins and show them how to reduce their exposure to these dangerous chemicals.
In 2011 Children’s Cancer Recovery started by creating this website Toxic Free Kids Blog. The website is designed to explain the dangers of environmental toxins and show ways to reduce your exposure. It is our hope that this website 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 famlilies and making the change for generations to come.
As Children’s Cancer Recovery continues to support children with cancer it is our hope that Toxic Free Kids will begin to reduce the number of children diagnosed with cancer. We invite you to read on and learn the dangers of environmental toxins and you will see why Toxic Free Kids is so important. We are asking you to take the time to read a blog, make a change, and tell a friend!
- 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 families risk for cancer by reducing your exposure to environmental toxins
statistics are from WHO and Kid’s Cancer Care