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Cards sought from all 50 states for brother of lost to cancer

April 25, 2017

TRUMBULL — A charity is closing in on getting people from all 50 states to send cards and letters to the younger brother of a 6-year-old girl who died from a rare cancer.

Since last month, Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, a charity that raises money for research into pediatric cancers, has been urging people through its Facebook page reach out to James McCaffrey, whose sister Mia died March 17 from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare childhood cancer.

The charity has already received cards from 30 states, and is looking to finish the list. States not yet represented include Alabama, North Dakota, Alaska, Ohio, Arizona, Oklahoma and others. A full list is available on Infinite Love’s Facebook page. The charity is also seeking cards from Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom.

The charity points out that James “ loves Star Wars, superheroes AND his black lab puppy named Vader,” so mail that touches on those topics is always appreciated.

Last year, Mia McCaffrey starred in a music video aimed at helping Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer to raise awareness about pediatric cancers, and about the need for more funds to research them.

Cards can be sent to: Infinite Love for Kids Fighting Cancer, c/o: The McCaffrey Family, P.O. Box 4064, Middletown, NJ 07748.