Sunday, September 1, 2013

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know the average child diagnosed with cancer is 10 years old?  

This is a startling statistic!  Being a mom of two, between ages 9 and 11, with a long line of various cancers within our family, this is a sobering fact.  

Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death from disease in children.  

Childhood cancers are mostly those of the white blood cells (leukemia), brain, bone, and the lymphatic system (lymphoma). Each type of childhood cancer behaves differently, but all develop because of an uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells.

There are many ways to make a difference
From making a donation that supports lifesaving research, to lending support to families affected by cancer, you can help children and families overcome the devastation of childhood cancer.


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