September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. It is a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases. It is a time to help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by research.
Some startling statistics from the Childhood Cancer Research Fund: During the month of September:
- 25,000 families around the world will get the horrible news that their child or teen has cancer.
- 6,667 families will experience the loss of a child.
What is Childhood Cancer?
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.
Even when treatment for childhood cancer yields positive results, young patients and their families must reckon with significant changes to their bodies and their lifestyles. Barco’s Nightingales Foundation is proud to work with Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times – CAMP. We encourage you to support research and programs for children battling childhood cancers.
~Michael and Frida Donner