TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - Megan Auterson is reaching out to the local media, businesses and state and local politicians to bring awareness to childhood cancer.
Her 4-year-old daughter, Parker, is undergoing strong chemo treatments for kidney cancer.
Thursday afternoon, with Parker's family and friends supporting her, Mayor Duke Bennett proclaimed September 2013 Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in Terre Haute.
Megan is circulating a petition on social media trying to drum up signatures to urge Indiana Governor Mike Pence to proclaim state awareness.
"I want everyone to know the gold ribbon as well as they know the pink ribbon,” Megan Auterson said. “You go to the grocery store and everything has the pink ribbon. I don't know if I can go that far...but for our community, I want them to go gold for childhood cancer."
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Megan hopes awareness brings funding which ultimately could lead to a cure for our children.
Coming up this Monday, Parker will be in the Terre Haute Labor Day Parade downtown.
Her friends and family will be walking with her to raise awareness but they need your support.
If you'd like to join their great effort, look for them at 12th and Mulberry at 10 a.m. Monday to walk with them and raise awareness for childhood cancer!
Lawrenceville, Illinois schools have been dealing with a potential threat. Lawrenceville police told school leaders, a former student made threats against the school.
Around 9:30 Thursday morning, a woman driving a SUV traveling west on US Highway 40 drove off the highway. Her vehicle sheared off a power-line pole and then crashed into a home.
UPDATE: Power has been restored to West Vigo Middle School.
Firefighters were called to blaze at a two story house at around 6:30 Thursday morning.
One Atlanta based law-firm says it has a reward for anyone with answers in an Edgar County Arson.
A new tuition plan for St. Patrick School will extend its in-parish tuition discount to all parishes in the Terre Haute Deanery.