Posted: May 1, 2015
Emily Beazley’s wishes came true when she received a phone call yesterday from her idol, Taylor Swift. Swift’s music has been an inspiration for Emily throughout her battle with cancer, and the phone call provided Emily and her family with a much needed encouragement to continue her fight. For the past four years, Emily has been battling non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Last week, doctors told Emily’s family that the cancer was so aggressive, there was nothing more they could do. She is now on radiation treatment to address the pain.
Chicagoland is still fighting for Emily and her commitment to increase childhood cancer awareness. Emily was named a “Police Officer for a Day” this week in by the Chicago Police Department (CPD) and had a street named in her honor. The CPD are also holding a football game to support Emily on Saturday, May 2 at 6 p.m. at St. Rita High School in Chicago. Emily has asked that all proceeds benefit CureSearch for Children’s Cancer.
Emily and her family have been strong supporters of CureSearch’s work to find cures for children’s cancer. Her team, Emily’s Entourage, has participated in CureSearch’s Chicago Walk for the past three years and is planning to walk again this year on September 20. Emily’s Entourage has raised more than $11,000 to support children’s cancer research. Emily’s courage reminds us that heroes come in all sizes.
For more information about how you support CureSearch’s work to find cures for children’s cancer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.