Nigel Barker: helping a nonprofit promote awareness, beauty and amazing kids!

We live in a society obsessed with outside beauty so it's no wonder that parents whose children are born with any imperfection worry endlessly about how their child will be accepted in society. As parents, though, our job is to make sure our kids see themselves as much more than whatever obstacles are tossed their way, as tough as that may be. Adam and Donna Bell felt that anguish first hand in … [Read more...]

Why we should care about childhood cancer

We all develop causes and issues that become important to us. During my pediatric training, childhood cancer became a cause for me that I started to care very deeply about and has remained important throughout the many twists and turns of my career. We all have ways to help a cause. Some doctors battle this beast behind the bench of science. Others tackle it by treating the children with cancer. I … [Read more...]

Ways To Give: Warm Coats and Harts

Good Morning America and Burlington Coat Factory are once again teaming up the Warm Coats and Warm Hearts drive. Attempting to beat last year's 175,000 plus of coats collected, this year's drive began Thanksgiving week and will continue through January 16, 2009. Coats can be dropped off at any Burlington Coat Factory store and donations are tax deductible. In addition to coats, the drive will … [Read more...]

Ways To Give: Cookies For Kids Cance

Over the last few years, I've come to know an amazing circle of parents and kids online who have endless energy in battling a rare form of childhood cancer, neuroblastoma. What makes this particular form of childhood cancer so heartbreaking is only 30% of children survive. What makes these families so amazing is how tirelessly they work to raise awareness and funds despite their personal hurdles, … [Read more...]