TODAY Show host Hoda Kotb is looking or your help as she spotlights childhood cancer in an effort to raise money for the American Cancer Society as part of the TODAY’s “Shine a Light” campaign.
Kotb, a cancer survivor herself, will spotlight the efforts being made by the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to combat childhood cancer.
In stories airing Wednesday and Thursday during the TODAY Show, Kotb will focus on the effort being made to save young lives including the work done at CHOP.
“Cancer is difficult to endure as an adult. I can only imagine how tough it would be for a child – it’s such a grownup disease,” said Kotb on her fundraiser page. “It just so happens that several years ago the TODAY Show sent me to a children’s cancer hospital for a series of stories. I was frozen at the door… did not want to walk inside. I guess I was just afraid to see so much pain. But with one glimpse of the first child I saw there, another feeling washed over me. I was feeling hopeful, almost joyful.”