83% isn’t enough…Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Happy September! Football has started. The weather is cooling off a bit. Oh, and school is back in session. I can only imagine all the happy parents who have loved seeing the yellow schools buses on the road again.
But, there is something special about September as well. It’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society estimates that 12,060 kids will be diagnosed with cancer this year. And while the survival rate has increased by 25% in the past 30 years, it’s still only 83%. Dr. Wechsler from Duke University Medical Center stated recently, that seeing one child pass away from this disease will make you realize that 83% isn’t high enough.
We agree. The V Foundation has given more than $10 million to pediatric cancer research over the past nineteen years. And we won’t give up until we find the cure. After all with inspirations like these kids from the Aflac Cancer Center and the Duke Children’s Hospital, do you need any other reason?