Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Through Boston.com’s The Big Picture, I just became aware that September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.  I’m gonna lead with this picture because this is a politics blog, but visit The Big Picture for pictures that will both elate you and, literally, bring you to your knees.  They will also give you resources to help.

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry tells Andrew MacKinlay, 15, of Norwell, that he is an inspiration before the start of the Pan Mass Challenge on Saturday, August 2, 2008, The PMC is a fundraising bike-a-thon for cancer research through the Dana Farber Cancer Institute's Jimmy Fund. MacKinlay is a leukemia survivor and is the youngest cancer survivor riding in the PMC. (Christine Hochkeppel for The Boston Globe) #

Massachusetts Senator John Kerry tells Andrew MacKinlay, 15, of Norwell, that he is an inspiration before the start of the Pan Mass Challenge on Saturday, August 2, 2008, The PMC is a fundraising bike-a-thon for cancer research through the Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Extra notes on the photo:  MacKinlay is a leukemia survivor and is the youngest cancer survivor riding in the PMC.  (Christine Hochkeppel for The Boston Globe.)

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