I will never get tired of saying it, regardless if you get tired of hearing it. September is pediatric cancer awareness month. It's the one month out of the entire year where it might be possible to raise some awareness and raise some money to help fund research for pediatric cancers. Cancers..plural. One month...30 days. Every day, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer. Cancer affects all ethnic, gender, and socio-economic groups and more than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year. (Curesearch)
Pediatric cancer is so seriously underfunded and unnoticed it is positively shameful!!! These are children, and should be in the forefront of cancer research. But yes, I have to admit, I never gave it much thought myself until it took over our lives. When I became a mom I worried over things like colic and constipation. These were big concerns...breast or bottle...binky or no binky...co sleep or crib...then cancer hit and it became, Children's or Georgetown...Cisplatin or Doxirubicen...transplant or death. I'm not going to load this up with research funding statistics because it it HORRIFYING!!!!
American Childhood Cancer Organization It's true...kids can't fight cancer alone. The families can't do it alone either. So much more needs to be done. So please...let's not forget about it October through August...would you if it was your child? Go MOM On Cancer