CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS MONTH 2019
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.
DID YOU KNOW?
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.
In the United States, one in 285 children under age 20 will be diagnosed with cancer each year. Thanks to advances propelled by cancer research, pediatric cancer death rates have declined by nearly 70 percent over the past four decades. Despite those advances, approximately 15,590 new cases of cancer were diagnosed among children from birth to 19 years, and more than 1,780 died from the disease in 2018, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
ATTIC AIR – IT’S SOMETHING WE CARE ABOUT
Here at Attic Air, our lives have been profoundly touched by Childhood Cancer. Each year we attempt to increase awareness of this important topic and encourage support of the many organizations and foundations working to eradicate all forms of cancer and particularly efforts to improve childhood specific cancer treatments, specialized pediatric drugs, and ultimately a cure for every form of cancer affecting children.
THE NATIONAL PEDIATRIC CANCER FOUNDATION
This year we are impressed with the work being done by The National Pediatric Cancer Foundation (NPCF). NPCF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding research to eliminate childhood cancer. Their focus is to fund research to fast-track less toxic, more targeted treatments by partnering with 24 leading hospitals nationwide.
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Thank you, from all of us at Attic AIr, for taking the time to learn more about this important cause.
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