Support Those Affected by Pediatric Cancer During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Childhood cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under 15 in the U.S. Childhood cancer doesn’t discriminate, occurring regularly and randomly across ethnic groups, socioeconomic classes, and geographic regions.
Despite all these facts, childhood cancer is vastly under researched and remains incredibly expensive to treat. So what can you do to support kids and their families during Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and beyond? Here are a few ways you can makea difference and Go Gold for Childhood Cancer Awareness! 💛
LEARN: Ignorance isn't bliss. Learn more about the impact of pediatric cancer on recently diagnosed children and their families.
GIVE: From organizations that fund innovative research and treatments for pediatric cancers to nonprofits that focus on the social, emotional, and fiscal wellbeing of patients and their families, there are a plethora of pediatric cancer organizations that you can donate to. Cure Childhood Cancer, CureSearch, and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation all work toward furthering innovative research and treatments for pediatric cancers. On the other hand, the Children's Cancer Recovery Foundation, Family Reach, and Koa Care Camps all work to ensuring that diagnosed children and their families have appropriate emotional, social, and fiscal support during these difficult and stressful times.
ACT: Last year, the Childhood Cancer STAR Act was passed, but it’s funding remains tenuous. Message your representatives in Congress to ensure the Act is fully funded for next year! The American Childhood Cancer Association is making it easy to message your representatives the facts. Take action at: https://www.acco.org/takeaction/.
Have an idea on how to help with this issue or a different cause? Email firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line that includes your cause and whether your suggestion involves donating (GIVE), taking action (ACT), or bringing more awareness to the cause (LEARN).