September is associated not only with the beginning of the school year and the day of classical music. In the first month of fall, it is important to learn as much information as possible about such a terrible phenomenon as childhood cancer. Unfortunately, cancer is often diagnosed in children, but the more we know about this phenomenon, the more lives can be saved.
Every year in September, a national campaign is held to protect children from cancer. The goal is to provide detailed information about the manifestation of this disease in its early stages. The earlier it is detected, the higher the chances of curing it. In September, many cancer centers organize events dedicated to the prevention and treatment of childhood cancers. They also raise funds for research in this area.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month was established by the American Childhood Cancer Organization. The organization has existed since 1970. This organization is the largest and oldest, and its activities are aimed at researching the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of oncology in children. It is also a member of another large organization – Childhood Cancer International. In just 50 years, more than 500 families who are forced to fight the disease have received financial support. To support the work of such organizations, Barack Obama established Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in 2012.
- Cancer is the leading cause of death among children under the age of 14.
- According to statistics, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer every day in America alone.
- Every year, 400 children and adolescents fall ill with cancer worldwide.
- About 10% of children diagnosed with cancer also inherit a genetic mutation.
- There are almost 485 thousand children in America who overcame cancer.
- The most common type of cancer diagnosed in children is neuroblastoma.
How to join Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
If you would like to join Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, please wear the American Cancer Awareness Gold Ribbon.
Organize a charity event and send the collected money to the nearest organization dealing with child oncology. If you can’t run a charity event, donate money to child cancer research, it can be any amount. Talk about important events in social networks, and invite people to participate in such noble events.
When is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month celebrated in 2022?
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is observed on September 1 each year.