The CONQUER shirt was designed as a way to encourage children with cancer that they can conquer this terrible disease, and as a way to raise money for this battle. Wearing your CONQUER shirt is one way to tell these children that you are by their sides in the battle for their lives. In addition, all profits are donated to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. By helping to fund the research and treatment going on at St. Jude in even this small way, you are helping us CONQUER childhood cancer.
The letters of the word are made up of many of the types of childhood cancer. Included in the words are the most common forms of cancers: leukemia, brain and central nervous system tumors, neuroblastoma, wilms tumor, lymphomas, rhabdomyosarcoma, retinoblastoma, bone tumors, and germ cell tumors. Many of the sub-types are also included along with some special terminology that kids with cancer know all too well: radiation, chemotherapy, infusion, transfusion, MRI, surgery, LP, and ANC. All of these words are big and scary to children (and parents), but together we can CONQUER childhood cancer.
We owe a special thanks to our friends who have helped to purchase some of the shirts allowing us to donate all of the money directly to St. Jude. We are also very appreciative of our friend Clayton Hunt at the Graphic Cow (www.thegraphiccowcompany.com) for providing these shirts at cost. Thank you also to Paul Farmer, an old college friend, who designed Team Ingram's logo.