NATIONAL CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Throughout the month, campaigns, fundraisers, research initiatives and other special events shine a spotlight on the leading cause of death among children.
Childhood cancers take many forms, from blood disorders to various types of tumors and rare genetic diseases. Regardless of the condition, supporting cutting-edge research and promising treatments help to prepare a future where families won’t face a diagnosis of childhood cancer.
HOW TO OBSERVE
Commit to supporting families impacted by childhood cancer. Raise awareness in your community by organizing a remembrance walk, super survivor celebration, or fundraiser. Visit www.acco.org for more information. Use #ChildhoodCancerAwarenessMonth to share on social media.
October was initially proclaimed as National Awareness Month for Childhood Cancer in 1990 by President George H.W. Bush.
In 2012, President Barack Obama proclaimed September to be National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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