9 Year Old Cancer Survivor Pays it Forward With Bracelet Business

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            9 year old Becca Salmins, AND her dad, both beat cancer. Now, together, they want to pay it forward by raising awareness and money for childhood cancer research.

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Becca and her dad have launched a company called Knots & Arrows that sells bracelets and donates a portion of proceeds to Tackle Kids Cancer, the charity that New York Giants quarterback, Eli Manning supports. Becca is a big Giants fan and loves Eli Manning. While working with Tackle Kids Cancer, Manning frequently visited Hackensack University Medical Center and saw Becca while she was undergoing chemotherapy for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. They formed a unique bond which is why she chose to associate Knots and Arrows with the Tackle Kids Cancer organization.

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Why the name Knots and Arrows? During Becca's fight with cancer, two inspirational quotes encouraged her family along the way. These two mantras collided and the company name, Knots and Arrows was born.

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Even the the material chosen to make the bracelets has a special meaning. Each bracelets is made from swimsuit material as a reminder to "just keep swimming," a saying that Becca often said to herself during her two and a half year cancer battle.

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On February 1, 2017, Becca and her dad launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $25K over the course of a month to get Knots and Arrows off the ground. The response was overwhelming! Becca blew past her goal in the first 10 days of the campaign, and now, she's looking forward to launching Knots and Arrows so she can use her own battle to pay it forward and help other children facing cancer.

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Want to help Becca's mission to end childhood cancer? Visit her Kickstarter! You can still back her project through the end of February. You can also follow Becca's journey on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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