September marks Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. As to be expected this month is an important one for Children’s Cancer Partners of the Carolinas to recognize. Our passion is deep in helping families overcome distance and cost barriers, so their child’s care is timely and complete. To commemorate this month we highlighted several “Behind the Cape” families in August because “when a child gets cancer, so does the family.” Why is there a Childhood Cancer Awareness month? Because…
- Cancer is the #1 disease killer of children.
- It attacks over 600 Carolina kids every year.
- 1 in 5 children won’t survive.
- Those in rural or poor families face 3 times greater risks for misdiagnosis, relapse or death.
We invite you this month to consider a way you can get involved to help us in building more awareness. Volunteering, sending notes to our superheroes, donations or even sharing this blog are several ways. The “cure is for everyone” and so we must work together to get to that goal.