When cancer strikes the very word instills fear. Under the Bayfield Foundation Inc., Hope B-Lit is an effort to generate awareness about how one can aid the fight against cancer.
Hope B-Lit’s movement is all about helping “empower and motivate children to improve their current and future quality of life by nurturing the core inherent human values such as truth, right conduct, love, non-violence, and peace.”
Based in LA, Hope B-Lit has camps all around the globe. With 23 villages in India and 19 in Africa, they are assisting in the construction of water tanks, oral care, hygiene, self-esteem, and reproductive workshops. The highest rates they may see are in India where around 50,000 children annually get diagnosed with one of the 100 forms of cancer.
Here is the Hope B-Lit team.
Their nonprofit movement is helping to bring the forth the Unheard voices of children across the world and create awareness. Hope B-Lit also recently launched “HOPE Council”, a collective of remarkable women who share a unanimous vision – engaging, enlightening and entertaining people with the power of storytelling. The stories, based on real incidents, shed a light on various issues faced by women and children.
In Hope B-Lit’s work with kids with cancer they “saw the positive and hopeful attitude they brought to the way they dealt with the disease”
Every day about 43 children are diagnosed with cancer, this amounts to just over 16,000 children ages 0 to 19 a year. Even though mortality rates are public knowledge, children who participate in Hope B-Lit have such an inspiring, positive attitude towards the disease that is so heavily feared in the adult world.
To create a higher awareness of what they do, Hope B-Lit created a short experimental docu-drama titled ‘Got Cancer’ that presents a deeper understanding of how children deal not only with cancer but all situations in life. Generating awareness is highly important to the team at Hope B-Lit, they are constantly moving to present true facts about how nutrition, love, and care can reduce the mortality rates.
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Article by Danika Firth