Helping in the Fight Against Childhood Cancer
''We are so thrilled to announce that J Botanics will donate 2% of every sale (yep that's sales, not profits, which means our donation is not reliant on whether or not the business is in profit or not, and how much profit it is in), to 2 childhood cancer charities, that are incredibly close to our hearts. When 'J' was diagnosed with cancer (Rhabdomyosarcoma) at the age of 4 years and 10 months, my 'cancer' journey led me, My Linh, to discover the horrifying truth that childhood cancer research is grossly under-funded and under-researched. So much so that only 4 new drugs specifically developed for childhood cancers have been approved since 1980. The chemotherapy drugs that were used to treat 'J' are 30-40 years old! These drugs were in fact developed for use in adults. Around 1500 children are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK. Many do not make it; many of those who do will suffer life long debilitating side effects of treatment. These children, our children, need kinder, more effective treatment options. We are so passionate about this, and this is why we are making this pledge. From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to thank each and every one of our customers who has purchased a J Botanics product. Be proud to know that you're not only nourishing your skin with effective and natural products, but you have also helped childhood cancer research''
My Linh & My Yen, J Botanics Founders
Our 2 nominated childhood cancer charities are The Chris Lucas Trust and The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity (childhood).
The Chris Lucas Trust- this amazing charity was set up by Chris Lucas's parents, who lost their son to Rhabdomyosarcoma at the age of 15. They raise money to specifically fund research into childhood cancer. They have so far raised an incredible £2 million, which is funding the work of scientists at the Institute of Cancer Research.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity- our son 'J' was treated at The Royal Marsden Children's Cancer Hospital in Sutton, and continues to be monitored and reviewed there. It is an incredible hospital, and the staff there work tirelessly to help hundreds of children in their care.
A few words from Lynn at The Chris Lucas Trust......
'' I am delighted that J Botanics have chosen us, The Chris Lucas Trust to be one of their nominated charities. Every single penny will help us in our mission to continue to fund vital research into childhood cancer. I wish My Linh, My Yen and J Botanics every success.''