What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done? Maybe it’s holding a snake, skydiving out of a plane or speaking in public. Whatever it was, it probably didn’t hold a candle to having a bone marrow transplant before your second birthday. A transplant that would, at that tender age, see you taken from your family for what seemed like an eternity.
Admittedly, The CEO Magazine Founder Chris Dutton has never been faced with anything nearly as terrifying as a cancer diagnosis. And in joining forces with Children’s Cancer Institute for its CEO Dare to Cure event, he’s working to create a future where every child who gets cancer can – and will – beat it.
In this exclusive interview with childhood cancer ambassadors 10-year-old Ava and 5-year-old Nixon, Chris answers tough questions about overcoming fear and challenges. And laughter explodes once Chris spills what dare he is taking on this year. See for yourself in the video below:
A father himself, Chris hopes to one day live in a world free of childhood cancer. By supporting Children’s Cancer Institute and helping to spread the word, he knows that a cure is that much closer.
“Someone told me that, 60 years ago, if a child was diagnosed with cancer it was nearly always a death sentence, but today, eight out of 10 children diagnosed survive,” he says. “The reason for this is medical research, but that obviously costs money so that’s why it’s important to support this cause. More money equals more research and obviously a better chance of finding a cure.”
The people at Children’s Cancer Institute know that childhood cancer can be beaten. Their catchphrase is, “It’s not if, it’s when.” And events like CEO Dare to Cure bring them one step closer to finding that cure.
As September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, what better way to show your support than to get involved with CEO Dare to Cure, support Chris’s fundraising goal or make a donation. This is your chance to make an impact and help Children’s Cancer Institute fund research to find a cure for children cancer.