Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

If you're looking for the GUTGAA post, you can find it here!

September is here, and with it comes Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Many, many people want to pass over pediatric cancer. It's a painful subject, after all, something no one really wants to think about. I know this because I used to be one of these people.
Now? Now I tend to talk about it all the time. I want to spread awareness because awareness helps fund research, and research helps save lives. Did you know that 1 in 330 kid get cancer? That is a lot of kids. Did you know that pediatric cancers are DIFFERENT than adult cancers, requiring different treatments? Furthermore, did you know that pediatric cancer gets the least amount of research funding? Only 3% of the money from the American Cancer Society goes to pediatric research. Three percent.

This month I'll be doing a post each week to highlight this special month, and it's my hope to encourage you all to spread awareness. We made the video below to help spread awareness. I hope you'll not only watch it, but share it as well. Go for the Gold!

(sorry I couldn't get the actual video to show up. I've done it before but for some reason it wasn't working this time!)


  1. Katie, I didn't realize that treatment of pediatric cancer was different. And I'm surprised that pediatric cancer gets so little of the research funds. Wow. Thanks for sharing these facts.

    Great video! Emma is a fighter indeed (as are her parents.)

  2. Bug off, Cancer, indeed. I didn't know pediatric cancer receives only 3% either. Go, fighters, go!

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