Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Today marks the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Childhood cancer does not discriminate. Over 15,000 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer in the next year.
Cancer is the #1 cause of death by disease among children in the U.S..
The average age of a child diagnosed with cancer is just 6 years old. Approximately 67 years of life are lost when a child dies from cancer.
Most standard childhood cancer treatments were developed before 1990.
Because the childhood cancer research budget is so small (less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute budget goes towards childhood cancers) statistics like this won't change without your help. It all begins with awareness.
#GoGold in September, spread the word, and help be a voice for children fighting cancer.
The following resources help fund lifesaving childhood cancer research, raise awareness, and support families:
TheTruth365, Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation, Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer Foundation, MIB Agents