Given my and my wife’s daily involvement with children—I’m a special ed teacher, she’s a pediatric nurse—we have pledged to do what we can, in some small way, to improve the lives of infants through adolescents by providing financial support to organizations that we believe touch children in a way that reaches across socioeconomics, race, religion, geographic location, gender, and age.


Most people are unaware that only 4% of all the money that is raised and donated to cancer research annually is earmarked for pediatric cancer. On average 43 children and adolescents are diagnosed with some form of cancer every day in the United States with that number rising to more than 250,000 children worldwide every year. It is the number one disease killer of all children and more children die from cancer than pediatric AIDS, asthma, diabetes, cystic fibrosis and congenital anomalies combined. Because of research, the cancer death rate has dropped more dramatically for children than for any other age group. As children are our leading hope for a better world it seems that more should be done—and could be done—to end this terrible disease.

With this in mind, we are donating 15% of the sales of Teacher’s Pet KIDZ to the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation.