September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month


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September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, designed to bring awareness to the need for additional funding and research to help find a cure for childhood cancer. There are many ways to support this important cause.


Many websites offer more information on childhood cancer statistics and why there is such a strong need for more funding in this area. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer provides this helpful infographic on childhood cancer facts. The American Childhood Cancer Organization discusses the different types of childhood cancer and the treatment options for each.

Raise Awareness

Many cancer awareness programs have been created to help more people become involved in the fight against childhood cancer. Ways to participate include the Gold Ribbon Awareness program, Children’s Cancer Research Fund’s “Ways to Help” page, and CureSearch for Children’s Cancer’s “Be a Digital Advocate” campaign.


Every donation helps advance research on cures for childhood cancer. Options for donating include the American Cancer Society, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

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