Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Raylin Wesley

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Each day 43 families in the United States will hear the words “your child has cancer.” These words devastate millions of families every year all over the globe. One in 285 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with cancer by the time they are 20 years old. This September, National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, you can join the battle against childhood cancer. Childhood cancer research is vastly ignored and underfunded although it is the leading cause of death by disease in children under 19 (U.S.). Raising awareness and funds can mean the difference between the life and death of a child.

Many groups like the Childhood Cancer Awareness Organization shed light on the importance of awareness by using this month to spotlight all the brave children battling cancer. They also help families raise funds for research and family support. In addition to this, they share individual stories through their Gold Ribbon Heroes Program as well as facilitate events and fundraisers at schools and businesses. Whether you donate a dollar or start a conversation about Childhood Cancer, you are contributing, and no contribution is too small. You can be the one to save a life. “Go Gold and Give” at https://www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/.

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