September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Its a time to honor and remember children and families affected by these rare diseases. It's a time to help rally support to give kids with cancer better outcomes by supporting groundbreaking research because no parent wants to hear the words, "Your child has cancer."
Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer. The average age of children diagnosed is six years old.
Although most advertisements are of young kids and babies, cancer occurs more frequently in teens between the ages of 15-19 with an average age of 17. Of the nearly 16,000 kids diagnosed with cancer in the US, 12% of them do not survive. Yet only 4% of the National Cancer Institute's government funding is used for pediatric cancer research.
GOLD is the symbolic color of childhood cancer. Gold is the color of strength, courage and resiliency
The Chris Hope Foundation supports and uplifts families affected by childhood cancer wants you to know awareness starts with YOU!
Lausanne Collegate School, Houston High School and First Assemble Christian School (FACS) each dedicated one of their football games to childhood cancer awareness month. A big THANK YOU to all of you.
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 2017
The Chris Hope Foundation shipped thousands of ribbons across the country to individuals and businesses to help spread awareness. Here are a few photos that were sent our way.
Helping hands. Giving HOPE.
Chris Hope Foundation