Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Students wait to greet the football players before the game last Friday.

Students wait to greet the football players before the game last Friday.

Michael Dunn

Students wait to greet the football players before the game last Friday.

Michael Dunn

Michael Dunn

Students wait to greet the football players before the game last Friday.

Michael Dunn, Publisher

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September is recognized as Childhood Cancer Awareness month every year by numerous organizations around the world. It is the number one cause of death for children in the United States. There are more than 300,000 children diagnosed with cancer every year around the world (ACCO). There is a chance that an estimated 1 in 285 children in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer before they reach the age of 20. That is the reason why it is important to raise awareness and funding so that children will be able to receive the care they need and deserve.

 

At Flomaton, we’ve had several school events this month to raise money and awareness to help support some of these organizations search for cures for the different types of childhood cancers. One of these events was a donation jar that was placed in the middle and high school last week for students to give some of their spare change to help make a change. Students also could have brought a dollar to their first period teacher to wear a gold shirt for last week’s Friday pep rally. 

 

The FHS LEO Club has scheduled a volleyball game with anyone able to register and create their own teams. The game will be held on Sunday, September 29th, starting at 2PM. It costs $5 to join a team, but it is free for the public to attend. The games will be held in the new gym at Flomaton High School. If you would like to start or join a team, talk to Brooke Welch or Nealy Wiggins. 

 

Childhood cancer is a major issue that faces our world today and if we raise awareness about the issue and work together to raise money to fund research, we can make a difference for everyone.  

Sources:

 

“Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.” ACCO, American Cancer Research Organization, 31 

Aug. 2019, www.acco.org/childhood-cancer-awareness-month/.

 

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