Every day in the United States, 47 children ages 0-19 are diagnosed with cancer. One in 285 children in the U.S will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old. It is estimated that 400,000+ new cases of cancer affect children each year. Less than 4% of federal funding for cancer research is allocated toward finding a cure for childhood cancers.
When our founder, Geoff Pastrick, was battling an extremely aggressive form of Lymphoma, he and his family focused on positive vibes only and a YOU GOT THIS! mentality. Early on in his treatment, they recognized that the mountain they had been given had a greater purpose on the other side. Determined to help turn their battle into a positive, they set forth to help others fight. Spreading joy and positive vibes became their mission and Primed 2 Fight was born. NO ONE FIGHTS ALONE and even the smallest bit of joy can make a huge positive impact on a CANCER WARRIOR and their family!! Our cancer warriors are PRIMED 2 FIGHT!
"No one looks forward to chemo day. The treatment can last all day and most people feel bad for days. And most folks are doing this alone due to COVID. But when someone hands you a little treat or some words of encouragement, it can change your outlook on the day or your situation. My mom always said it made her feel like people cared about her. And that lasted when she was at home. She said she'd look at the gift and remember someone went out of their way to bless her."
Primed 2 Fight Supporter
"I just wanted to say how thankful I am for your delicious goodie bags. Whenever I see them at them at the clinic, I get so excited! They make the clinic day go by a little faster; the sweet treats and snacks are just what I need. Thank you so much!"
My Chemo Fairy is a way to bring JOY to families experiencing cancer. These magical fairies come to visit cancer warriors who are battling cancer during their treatments, bringing along a healthy dose of positivity and encouragement.