A quilt bearing the faces of children who died of cancer, including three from the Charlotte area, has traveled across the country before making its final stop in North Carolina.
"A child has a one in a 320 chance of being diagnosed with cancer," said Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio.
Sadly, many who are diagnosed will lose their battle. Some of their faces are now a part of a "National Angel Quilt" Malcolm and mother created to honor them.
The quilt also remembers three children from the Charlotte area. They are Brett Jensen and Emily McKelvey of Matthews and Anna Brooks of Lincolnton.
Malcolm Sutherland-Foggio has devoted his young life to raising awareness and money to fight pediatric cancer.
He said only 3 percent of cancer research funding goes to pediatric cancer nationwide.
Malcolm's mission was sparked a few years ago while he himself was being treated for an aggressive form of bone cancer.
"A month after my surgery, I was getting a week of chemo in my big blue body cast and a mom screamed out into the night and I learned about an hour later that her 3-year-old son Michael had died." In that moment, Malcolm launched the nonprofit Make Some Noise Pediatric Cancer Foundation.
Malcolm and his mom travel across the country with their angel quilt now bearing more than 100 faces of children.
They've collected more than $1 million in donations in just over three years and plan to continue until a cure is found.
The angel quilt will be on display at the Asheville mall Friday through Sunday.